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Brandhoek Cemetery

Listed under Military History in Belgium.

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This cemetery was started in 1915 in a field next to the dressing station.  Several new cemetery areas had to be cleared as the battle continued to send men back to these hospitals from the front line.

The most famous soldier interred in this cemetery is Noel Chavasse, VC and Bar, MC, a British field doctor and one of only three soldiers awarded the Victoria Cross twice – both times for bravely rescuing men close to the enemy lines, first in 1916 and again in 1917 when he was hit by shell fragments and couldn't be saved by his own medical team.  

 

Written by  Toby Bright.

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