Memorial Register, Belgium 21, WW1, La Clytte Military Cemetery, Reninghelst, Belgium

LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY. CEMETERY INDEX NUMBER B. 21. INNER G H E L S T is a village and communc in the Province o f West Flanders, lying in the valley of a small stream three miles South-East o f Poperinghe. La Clytle is a hamlet two miles South-East of Reninghelst village. La Clytte Military Cemetery is just outside the hamlet on the Western side o f the Poperinghe-Reninghelst-Kemmel road about five miles from the railway station at Ypres and the same distance from the station at Poperinghe. The first burial in the Cemetery took place on theist November 1914, and between that date and April 1918 Plots III and III and part o f Plot IV were filled. The hamlet was used as Brigade Headquarters and the burials were carried out by Infantry Artillery and Engineer units (out o f 600.250 are those o f Artillery personnel and 66 are those of Engineers). After the Armistice Plot IV was completed and Plots V and V I formed by the concentration of isolated graves and small graveyards from the area round Reninghelst Dickebusch Locre and Kemmel. These graves numbered 457 and 230 o f them are those of men whose names are unknown one of the graves from Leicester Camp Cemetery (a group of 17 graves on the road to Reninghelst) is marked with the names of two men between whom the identification rests. In 21 instances memorials have been erected to soldiers whose actual graves cannot be traced though they are known to be in the Cemetery. La Clytte Military Cemetery now contains the graves of 819 soldiers from the United Kingdom 51 from Canada 12 from Australia 7 from the British West Indies 6 from South Africa and 3 from New Zealand and 159 soldiers of the forces of the Empire whose nationality is unknown. It is along narrow cemetery covering an area o f 5324 square yards and it is bounded by a thorn hedge within a low wall. The Register records particulars o f 1057 British and Dominion burials.
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