The Western Front Today - White House Cemetery

White House cemetery, sited north-east from Ypres, was named after the 'White House' on the Ypres road between St. Jean and the bridge over the Bellewaardebeek.  It was started in March 1915 and remained in use until April 1918 (although by 1917 the village of St. Jean had been completely destroyed).  After the war other graves were concentrated within the cemetery.

The cemetery contains approximately 1,400 First World War burials plus a small number of Second World War graves.  300 of the graves are unknown; most burials are for U.K. soldiers.

Film Footage of White House Cemetery

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

'Whippet' was a term used to describe any light tank.

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