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Renaming of camps in the Belgian coastal sector

In 1917, the British XV Corps took over an area of operations on the extreme north of the Western Front, along the Belgian coast and the River Yser estuary at Nieuwpoort. This included taking over the infrastructure of the rear area behind the front line, which incoroprated a number of camps for infantry and other units previously used by the French and Belgian armies. XV Corps “Q” Branch summary 114 of 3 August 1917 issued orders for renaming the various camps, as follows:

In sector of right-hand division

Original nameNew name
49 CampAdelaide Camp
68 CampPerth Camp
90 CampAlbany Camp
198 CampEdmonton Camp
Anguetin CampQuebec Camp
Bejuy CampWinnipeg Camp
Chenil CampMontreal Camp
Chiappini CampCalgary Camp
D’Ahenne CampMelbourne Camp
D’Ambrier CampVancouver Camp
Demonet CampNew Zealand Camp
Duroux CampNewfoundland Camp
Franco-Anglais CampTasmania Camp
Gallimard CampBrisbane Camp
Jaujard CampRegina Camp
Jean Bart CampAustralia Camp
Jeanniot CampCanada Camp
Khun CampQueensland Camp
Maison CampAuckland Camp
Pillet CampOntario Camp
Pontgibaud CampSydney Camp
Regnault CampOttawa Camp
Ribaillet CampWellington Camp
Sabliere CampHobart Camp
Vandamme CampToronto Camp

In sector of left-hand division

Original nameNew name
Bador CampWiltshire Camp
Bellando CampKerry Camp
Calcoon Camp (I suspect this may actually have been Kalkoen Camp, which is Dutch/Flemish for Turkey Camp)Sussex Camp
Carnot CampEssex Camp
Carrefur-Zeepanne CampDerbyshire Camp
Champermont CampBrecon Camp
Cremelle CampRutland Camp
Cuyette CampCornwall Camp
De Buyer CampSuffolk Camp
Des Marins CampDevon Camp
Duponey CampCork Camp
G Camp (?)Athlone Camp
Gadel CampOxfordshire Camp
Genie CampShropshire Camp
Guillou CampNorfolk Camp
Jean d’Arc CampFife Camp
Juniac CampYorkshire Camp
Kerkepanne CampHereford Camp
Lebrun CampCumberland Camp
Lefevre CampSurrey Camp
Margot CampBerkshire Camp
Mitry CampKent Camp
Perraud CampMoray Camp
Rinck CampMiddlesex Camp
Zeepanne CampSomerset Camp

The original order can be found in the war diary of the Adjutant of XV Corps (National Archives WO95/923)

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Operations on the Belgian coast