- Berks Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Extension
Infobox Military Cemetery
name= Berks Cemetery Extension
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
use_dates= June 1916 - September 1917
H Chalton Bradshaw
nearest_town= Ploegsteert, Hainaut,
United Kingdom: 467
New Zealand: 80 Central Powers:
World War I: 880
source= [http://ww1cemeteries.com/ww1cemeteries/berkscemeteryextension.htm WW1cemeteries.com]
Berks Cemetery Extension is a
Commonwealth War Graves Commission(CWGC) burial ground for the dead of World War Ilocated in the Ypres Salienton the Western Front.
The cemetery grounds were assigned to the
United Kingdomin perpetuity by King Albert I of Belgiumin recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empirein the defence and liberation of Belgiumduring the war.
The cemetery was founded by Commonwealth troops in June 1916 as an extension to
Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeterywhich lies across the road. [ [http://www.wo1.be/eng/database/dbDetail.asp?TypeID=6&SubTypeID=19&ItemID=5735 www.wo1.be] , accessed 26 May 2006]
The cemetery was still small at the time of the Armistice. It was englarged in 1930 when it became clear that Rosenberg Chateau Military Cemetery and Rosenberg Chateau Military Cemetery Extension, approximately one kilometre away, could not be acquired in perpetuity and the graves were moved to the Berks Cemetery Extension. [ [http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=9102&mode=1 CWGC entry] , accessed 26 May 2006]
Inside the cemetery is the
Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing.
The cemetery was designed by H(arold) Chalton Bradshaw, who also designed the
Cambrai Memorialin France. [ [http://www.webmatters.net/cwgc/cambrai_mem.htm First World War] ]
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=Hepburn&CRid=1992242&pt=Berks%20(CWGC)%20Cemetery%20Extension& Find-A-Grave]
* [http://www.silentcities.co.uk/cemeteryb/Berks%20Cemetery%20Extension%20(Rosenberg%20Chateau%20Plots),%20Ploegsteert.htm Silent Cities]
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