The Western Front Today - Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery

Sited in Zillebeke in West Flanders, some 3 kilometres south-east of Ypres, Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery is situated in the grounds of the farm bearing the same name.

The cemetery was started by a French battalion of Chasseurs Alpins in November 1914 for use during the First Battle of Ypres.  It was subsequently used by British forces from February the following year until February 1916.

It contains 83 British and 7 dominion burials.

Before Endeavours Fade, Rose E.B. Coombs, After the Battle 1994
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide - Ypres Salient, Leo Cooper 2000

The "linseed lancers" was the Anzac nickname assigned to members of the Australian Field Ambulance.

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