The Western Front Today - Hooge Crater Cemetery

Hooge Crater cemetery is sited directly opposite both Hooge Crater and the Hooge Crater Museum across the Menin Road in the Ypres Salient.  Next to the cemetery's Cross of Sacrifice is a symbolic crater indicating the vicinity's tendency for underground war during 1915 and 1916.

5,892 soldiers are either buried or commemorated in the cemetery, some 60% of which are unknown.  It was started during the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917 by the British 7th Division's Burial Officer and extended after the war.

Film Footage of Hooge Crater Cemetery

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

A "box barrage" was an artillery bombardment centred upon a small area.

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