Sanctuary Wood Cemetery
Sanctuary Wood Cemetery is situated close to Hill 62, the scene of fierce fighting involving the Canadians in 1916.
Sanctuary Wood derived its name from the fact that this area has been used as a collection point for stragglers in October 1914, when it was a relatively quiet sector.
By 1915 the wood was no longer being used for this purpose, and was an integral part of the front line around Ypres.
The cemetery contains the remains of Doctor Young Ormerod, of the 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, who was killed in May 1916. He was buried in the Cemetery at this time, but his remains subsequently lost or disturbed during later fighting over the same ground.
Photographs of the Hill 62 Canadian Memorial and of some of the preserved trenches in Sanctuary Wood can be found by clicking on the above link to Doctor Young Ormerod.
|KNOWN TO BE BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY / 456844 PRIVATE / D.Y. ORMEROD / 49TH BN. CANADIAN INF. / 1ST MAY 1916 / THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT / BE BLOTTED OUT|