|Additional Information:||Son of Alexander Scott Duffus.|
|Cemetery:||DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY|
|Location:||From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached
via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres),
then left along M.Fochlaan.
Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg.
On reaching the village of Dikkebus, the cemetery is located on the Kerkstraat, which is a small street turning left off the Dikkebusseweg. 200 metres along this street, and just beyond the village church, lies the cemetery.
|Historical Information:||The New Military Cemetery was begun in February 1915 (in
succession to the Old Military Cemetery near the Church), and was used until May, 1917, by
the units and Field Ambulances in the neighbourhood. Four additional burials took place in
it in March and April, 1918. The Extension was begun in May, 1917, and used until January,
1918, by units and Field Ambulances, even during the German attack which reached
Dickebusch Lake on the 8th May.
There are now over 600, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The 31st (Alberta) Canadian Infantry Battalion erected in it a memorial to 22 of their numbers who fell in April, 1916.
The two cemeteries cover an area of 4,080 square metres.
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