The Western Front Today - Bethlehem Farm East Cemetery

Bethlehem East cemetery is situated in Mesen the Ypres Salient and is accompanied by the nearby Bethlehem West cemetery.  The cemetery is so-named after a nearby farm at which Adolf Hitler was billeted during the First World War from December 1914 until February 1915.

The cemetery has 43 graves, all but one of which is Australian.  The cemetery was begun using ground captured during the successful first day of the June 1917 Battle of Messines.

Film Footage of Bethlehem East Cemetery

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

"Plugstreet" was British slang to describe the Belgian village of Ploegsteert.

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