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Ridge Wood Military Cemetery

Gazetteer No. G0766


Address Dikkebus, West-Vlaanderen Belgium


Ridge Wood was the name given to a wood on the hill between the Kemmelseweg and the Dikkebusvijver. The cemetery was begun as a battlefield cemetery in May 1915, and lies in a hollow on the west side of the ridge.

The long field consists of three irregularly structured rows of graves that are oriented toward the east. The War Stone stands in front of the entrance on the east side and the Cross of Sacrifice on the west side. The entrance was originally accommodated in one of the two shelters on either side of the War Stone, so that on arrival visitors could see the Stone, with the second shelter behind, through the first shelter. The buildings were linked by a natural stone path. The buildings displayed a similarity with the shelters at La Clytte Military Cemetery. For some time the buildings have no longer been present at the cemetery, although the surrounding wall and the greenery have recently been renewed. (Geurst, 2010, p.399)


Geurst, J. (2010) Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.

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