There's a small Commonwealth plot near the wall on the right as you enter this large town cemetery. These are early burials dating from the First Battle of Ypres in the autumn of 1914. Among them is William Blackett of Manton. 

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5 images Some pictures of the Cemetery, taken 13 December 2014. Commonwealth war graves are found in [three] places within the cemetery.
By John Stokes on Saturday 13th December '14 at 10:34pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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