The Western Front Today - Potijze Burial Ground

Potijze Burial Ground is located in the hamlet of Potijze north-east of Ypres.  Started in April 1915 the area in which the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery is sited was in Allied hands for much of the war.

The cemetery remained in use until October 1918.  Potijze Chateau was located nearby and was the site of an Advanced Dressing Station; the chateau (in reality merely a large house) was razed to the ground by German artillery fire and was not rebuilt.

The cemetery, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, contains 584 burials.

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

A "listening post" was an advanced post, usually in no-man's land, where soldiers tried to find out information about the enemy.

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