Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery

The cemetery, which took its name from an aerodrome that was opposite the site, was begun by French troops in April 1918 (Plot I) and extended by Commonwealth forces in the following July and August (Plot II). After the Armistice, the French graves were removed to other burial grounds and the resulting space was re-used to accomodate 25 Commonwealth burials (from April to August 1918) from the French Extension of Boeschepe Churchyard. Also, 84 American burials (Plot III), made between July and September 1918, were removed. There are now 104 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in this cemetery. The cemetery was designed by G.H. Goldsmith. Source - CWGC.org

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