Charing Cross was the name given by the troops to a point at the end of a trench called the Strand, which led into Ploegsteert Wood. There was originally an advanced dressing station nearby and the first graves date from October 1914. The cemetery was greatly expanded after the war as burials were moved from surrounding areas. One interesting grave is of James Clutterbuck of the Royal Flying Corps, one of the Red Baron's victims.
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