The Western Front Today - Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery

Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery is - as the name suggests - somewhat remotely situated on the railway line which runs from Poperinghe and Ypres (and which continues to the present day).

The cemetery contains the burials of British and Commonwealth servicemen who died nearby the notorious Hill 60 sector of the Ypres Salient front.  The tunnel system constructed at Hill 60 is itself close to the cemetery.

614 U.K. burials are located in the cemetery; plus 86 Canadian, 35 Australian, 1 British West Indies and 354 unknown graves.  The cemetery also contains 86 special memorials.

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

The phrase "quiet sector" was used during WW1 to describe an area of the front in which little action typically took place.

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