The Western Front Today - Voormezeele Enclosure Nos. 1 & 2

The village of Voormezeele in the Ypres Salient was immediately behind the British lines at St. Eloi before it finally fell to advancing German forces during the great Spring push of April 1918.  The village was subsequently retaken by American troops of the 30th Division on 31 August 1918.

The 'Enclosure' cemeteries were originally regimental groups of graves.  Nos. 1 and 2 are now however regarded as a single cemetery and the British graves from Enclosure No. 4 were moved into this cemetery.

Film Footage of Voormezeele Enc 1 & 2

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

'Whippet' was a term used to describe any light tank.

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