The Western Front Today - Wytschaete Cemetery

Sited next to the 16th (Irish) Division Memorial in Wytschaete (or 'White Sheet' as it was commonly referred to during wartime), Wytschaete cemetery contains 486 U.K., 31 Australian, 19 Canadian, 11 South African, 7 New Zealand, 1 German and 673 unknown burials.

The cemetery also contains some 25 special memorials.

It was established after the war by concentrating graves from other sites in the vicinity.

Film Footage of Wytschaete Cemetery

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

Ack Ack was a term used to describe anti-aircraft fire.

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