Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery

Local nameLe Trou Aid Post Cemetery CWGC
LocationFleurbaix, France

The Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery is a World War I cemetery located in the commune of Fleurbaix, in the Pas-de-Calais departement of France, about 3 kilometres south of the village of Fleurbaix on the D175 road.British soldiers of the 19th Infantry Brigade made the earliest burials at the site in October 1914 during the First Battle of Ypres. By the end of the war, the cemetery contained 123 graves. This number nearly tripled after a postwar consolidation of war burial sites, when Le Trou Aid Post was expanded by the architect Sir Herbert Baker.Described as one of Baker's most sentimental works, the rural site is surrounded by a narrow moat and sheltered by a grove of weeping willows. Visitors approach over a footbridge and enter through a delicate cottage-style gateway.The cemetery contains more than 350 graves, and over two hundred are unidentified. The dead represent the battlefields of Ypres, Le Maisnil, Aubers Ridge, Loos, and Fromelles.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Trou_Aid_Post_Cemetery

Address 19 Rue de Pétillon, 62840, France

Coordinates 50°37'26.193" N 2°49'34.559" E

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