The cemetery first came into being in October 1917 when one of several German blockhouses on the Passchendaele Ridge was captured by the British Army and used as an advanced dressing station
They also tell how a small bunker became a major casualty dressing station
and how poppies which grew amid the carnage became an emblem of the victims of war.
Jonathan Kaplan's The Dressing Station
recounts his days in the medical profession.
Pass the word." Parlier started toward the after battle dressing station
(ABDS), but took only a couple of steps before encountering an injured Cole Sailor in the passageway.
[I was posted at] Field Dressing Station
[a First Aid post close to the combat area].
The next day, Sergeant-Major Cyril Allinson saw that McCrae was sitting, behind an ambulance, near the dressing station
beside the Yser Canal, just a few hundred yards north of Ypres.
Cpl McLean, in charge of a machine gun team, was wounded but continued to man his gun until 3pm that afternoon when his superior officer ordered him to retire to a dressing station
. He was on the sick list for a month.
He waited nearly three hours for stretcher bearers to take him to a dressing station
nearby but he died soon after arrival.
I was picked up and taken to Ypres Dressing Station
and my wounds dressed.
Pte Jones was a stretcher bearer whose job it was to collect wounded and dead soldiers - and their body parts - and return them to the dressing station
He was shot in both legs and died on his way to the dressing station
. He had been in the battalion for eight years and was a member of St Saviour's Church in Everton.
"Jones was a stretcher bearer in France who went missing on June 15, 1917, after taking a wounded soldier to the dressing station