When people think of military cemeteries, maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), they often visualise cemeteries containing thousands of graves. However the CWGC is also responsible for very small military cemeteries. One such cemetery is Red Farm Military Cemetery.
The village of Vlamertinge was just outside the normal range of German artillery, and so the village was used by British artillery and field ambulances. During the Battle of Lys in April 1918, a new cemetery was established near the “Red Farm”. The cemetery contains 46 UK burials, 17 of them unidentified and 3 Belgian civilians buried in one grave.
The inscription on the grave of the three Belgian civilians reads
3 Civilian Victims of The 1914 – 1918 War