Bedford House is one of the largest cemeteries in the Ypres salient and one of the most interesting. It stands on the site of a country house called Chateau Rosendal which stood in a small wooded park with moats. Soldiers knew it as Bedford House. Although it never fell into German hands, the house and the trees were gradually destroyed by shell fire. Now nothing remains apart from ruins of the old cellars and part of the moat. Bedford House was used by field ambulances and as the headquarters of brigades and other fighting units, and charcoal pits were dug there from October 1917. In time, the property became largely covered by small cemeteries which were brought together after the war into larger ones. In all, 5,139 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War are buried or commemorated in the enclosures of Bedford House Cemetery. Second World War burials number 69. There are 2 Germans buried here. The cemetery was designed by W.C. Von Berg.
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