Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium

Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium

Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium - where there are 794 identified British and Commonwealth casualties out of the 1,143 buried there. 'Charing Cross' was the name given by the troops to a point at the end of a trench called the Strand, which led into Ploegsteert Wood. The cemetery was not used between October 1914 and April 1917, but in April-July 1917 Plots I to VI were completed. Plots VII to X were made after the Armistice, when graves were brought in from some small cemeteries and from the battlefields lying mainly between Wytschaete and Armentieres. The cemetery was in German hands for a few months in 1918, but was very little used by them.

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