The Huts Cemetery
  • De toegang tot The Huts Cemetery.
  • Het plan van deze begraafplaats met rechtsboven de ingang.
  • Een zicht op deze grote begraafplaats.
  • De begraafplaatsen worden zeer goed onderhouden.
  • Op deze begraafplaats heb je veel gele rozen, maar elke rij graven heeft iets specifieks.
  • ongeveer 2/3 van de gesneuvelden zijn 'gunners' van de artillerie
  • German graves
  • Indian Army
Practical info
The Huts Cemetery is located 6 kilometres south west of Ieper town centre. From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J. Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M. Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On reaching Dikkebus village the cemetery is reached by taking a right hand turning onto the Melkerijstraat. This road continues for 1 kilometre, over a crossroads and bending sharply to the right, then meeting a junction with the Steenakkerstraat. The cemetery is located 200 metres after this junction on the Steenakkerstraat.
Dikkebus, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5562 - The Huts Cemetery
DMSX N 50°49'23.7'' - E002°49'13.1''
DMX N 50°49.395' - E002°49.219'
D N 50.823246° - E002.820310°
UTM 31U E 487343 N 5630184
GOOGLE EARTH 50 49.395 N, 002 49.219 E
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This cemetery takes its name from a line of huts strung along the road from Dickebusch (now Dikkebus) to Brandhoek, which were used by field ambulances during the 1917 Allied offensive on this front. Much of the cemetery was filled between July and November 1917 and nearly two thirds of the burials were of gunners from nearby artillery positions The cemetery was closed in April 1918 when the German advance brought the front line very close. The advance was finally halted on the eastern side of the village, following fierce fighting at Dickebusch Lake, on 8 May.

There are now 1,094 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 821
  • Canada: 5
  • Australia: 243
  • New Zealand: 19
  • South Africa: 4
  • Undivided India: 1
  • Other Commonwealth: 1
  • Total Commonwealth: 1094
  • Other Nationalities: 6
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