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Sanctuary Wood Cemetery

Ypres, Flanders, Belgium

About Sanctuary Wood Cemetery

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery near Ypres is a First World War Commonwealth cemetery containing the remains of soldiers who were killed in the conflict.

The area around Sanctuary Wood Cemetery was close to the front lines during the 1914 Battle of Ypres and was also the scene of the 1915 Battle of Mount Sorrel.

Today this cemetery contains the graves or memorials of 1,989 Commonwealth servicemen.