Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Belgium

Oosttaverne WoodCemetery

Heuvelland, Belgium

Location:  The cemetery is located 6 kms south of Ypres town centre
Visited:   See Notes “Cheltonians” buried in the Cemetery:   1

Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery

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“Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery

2Lt Edward VICK, 8th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot III, Row A, Grave 17.

He was killed in action on 9th July 1917 during operations to capture the Oosttaverne Line to the east on Wytschaete.   He was 28 years old.

2Lt Vick is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and on the All Saints Church War Memorial.

His parents, Benjamin and Elizabeth Vick, resided at 17, Fairview Road, Cheltenham, and he commemorated on the grave of his father inCheltenham Cemetery.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 20th October 1916 whilst serving as a Corporal in 10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.


1.   Mr Jeff Elson is acknowledged and thanked for permission to use his photo of the headstone here.

Page last updated: 21st August 2011

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