The Western Front Today - Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery

Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery is located some 15km south of Ypres at Waasten.

First used by the Allies in October 1914 - by the British 1st Rifle Brigade - and in constant use until June 1918 the cemetery contains a mixture of First and Second World War burials.

In total there are 74 First World War burials or commemorations within the cemetery, which was designed by G H Goldsmith.

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

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

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