Hooge Crater

Memorial Cross at Hooge Crater cemetery

Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ypres

Hooge Crater cemetery just outside Ypres at Bellewaarde holds the remains of 5923 Commonwealth soldiers, many of them Australian from the Battle of Menin Road on the 20th Sept 1917. A total of 3579 are unidentified with many graves holding the remains of five or six soldiers, a testament to the heavy shelling that took place in that area.

 

 

Hooge Crater cemetery outside Ypres