La Brique No 2 Military Cemetery

La Brique No 2 Military Cemetery
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La Brique No 2 Military Cemetery

 

 

 

La Brique Military Cemeteries No 1 and No 2 are Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial grounds for the dead of the First World War located in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. The cemetery grounds were assigned to the United Kingdom in perpetuity by King Albert I of Belgium in recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empire in the defence and liberation of Belgium during the war.

The cemetery, named after a now-lost brickworks near to the site, is divided in two by the main road. Cemetery No 1 was founded in May 1915 and used until December 1915. It is the smaller of the two.

Cemetery No 2 was founded in February 1915 and was used until March 1918. Originally containing 383 graves, the cemetery was expanded by concentration of graves from the battlefield after the Armistice. It now contains 840 graves. One of the graves concentrated in Cemetery No 2 was originally in the now-gone Kemmel No 2 French Cemetery.

Notable graves

Cemetery No 2 holds Corporal Alfred George Drake (1893–1915), who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery.

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