Brandhoek New Military Cemetery
Brandhoek New Military Cemetery is located 6.5 km west of Ypres town centre, on the Zevekotestraat, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ypres to Poperinghe.
During the First World War, Brandhoek was within the area comparatively safe from shell fire, which extended beyond Vlamertinghe Church, and Field ambulances were posted there continuously. Until July 1917 burials had been made in the Military Cemetery, but the arrival of the 32nd, 3rd Australian and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations in preparation for the new Allied offensive launched that month made it necessary to open the New Military Cemetery, followed in August by the New Military Cemetery No 3. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery contains 530 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 28 German war graves. The burials are of July and August 1917 and among them is the grave of Captain Noel Chavasse, V.C. and Bar, M.C. (Grave Ref. III. B. 15.), one of only three men who have won the Victoria Cross twice, and the only man to have won the Victoria Cross twice during the First World War.
Also among the burials of July and August 1917 is the grave of Horatio Nelson Ormerod (Grave Ref. I. D. 7). Horatio served in the Ypres Salient with the Royal Garrison Artillery and died on 28 July 1917.
|CAPTAIN / N.G. CHAVASSE / V.C. AND BAR. M.C. / ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS / 4TH AUGUST 1917 / "GREATER LOVE / HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN / HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"|
|49590 GUNNER / H.N. ORMEROD / ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY / 28TH JULY 1917. AGE 29|