Three Rutlanders lie is by side in this cemetery, so named because of the nearby wood which was used as a sanctuary for exhausted troops in November 1914. There were originally three cemeteries established in this area but were obliterated in subsequent fighting. The present cemetery was formed from the nucleus of one of them and greatly expanded after the war when burials were brought in from surrounding areas. Sanctuary Wood Cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
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