The Western Front Today - Oxford Road Cemetery

Oxford Road cemetery is located in Wieltje in the Ypres Salient.

Begun in 1917 and used from August that year until April 1918.  Contained within the cemetery are 404 U.K., 74 Australian, 37 New Zealand, 9 Newfoundland, 2 Guernsey, 2 German and 248 unknown burials.

The cemetery also contains three special memorials.

Film Footage of Oxford Road Cemetery

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

A respirator was a gas mask in which air was inhaled through a metal box of chemicals.

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