Maple Leaf Cemetery

Maple Leaf Cemetery was begun in December 1914 by fighting units and field ambulances, but from July 1915 to April 1916, the village was occupied by the Advanced Dressing Station of the 3rd Canadian Field Ambulance and the cemetery thus acquired its present name. The last Commonwealth burial was made in December 1917, but German graves were added in April 1918 when the cemetery was in German hands.

The cemetery contains 167 Commonwealth and nine German burials of the First World War. Information supplied by CWGC

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Maple Leaf Cemetery

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Maple Leaf Cemetery

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German burials at Maple Leaf Cemetery added after German occupation

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Maple Leaf Cemetery

 

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  1. 100° birthday of war and war tourism | Marcus' s Space - May 25, 2014

    […] Maple Leaf Cemetery Maple Leaf Cemetery was begun in December 1914 by fighting units and field ambulances, but from July 1915 to April 1916, the village was occupied by the Advanced Dressing Station of the 3rd Canadian Field Ambulance and the cemetery thus acquired its present name. The last Commonwealth burial was made in December 1917, but German graves were added in April 1918 when the cemetery was in German hands. + Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery (Potijze Chateau) Potijze was within the Allied lines during practically the whole of the First Word War and although subject to incessant shell fire, Potijze Chateau contained an Advanced Dressing Station. Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery was used from April 1915 to October 1918. + […]

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