Belgium - Bedford House Cemetery, near Ieper

Located 2.5km (1.5 miles) due south of Ieper town, directly down the N336, the cemetery contains 5,140 WW1 burials and 70 WW2 burials.

10 headstones are specific to men of the 4th CMR, between the dates of 2nd June 1916 and 26th October 1917.

Bedford House Cemetery was designed by former London Rifle Brigade soldier W. C. von Berg, and was formed in the grounds of Kasteel Rosendaal, a country mansion set in a wooded parkland.

By November 1918 five enclosures contained burials within the grounds, though after 1919 changes and consolidations from across the Ypres area saw the initial 400 burials increase to 3,300 by 1926.

70 WW2 burials were added from Commonwealth servicemen who died in May 1940.

Image supplied by Vincent Goudsmet.

 4th CMR men at rest or remembered here:

Baldwin, Kennedy G. F.

Douglas, Gordon F.

Harford, Frank

Harper, Hamilton T.

Hetherington, William F.

McCormick, Robert W. J.

McPherson, Ross E.

Merkley, Clifford

Priestley, Albert

Purdy, Robert J.