St Symphorien Military Cemetery

St Symphorien Military Cemetery The St Symphorien Military Cemetery is a First World War Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground in Saint-Symphorien, Belgium. It contains the graves of 284 German and 229 Commonwealth soldiers, principally those killed during the Battle of Mons. The cemetery was established by the German Army on land donated by Jean Houzeau de Lehaie. It was initially designed as a woodland cemetery before being redesigned by William Harrison Cowlishaw after the…

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Essex Farm Cemetery

Essex Farm Cemetery There are 1,200 WW1 servicemen buried or commemorated in Essex Farm cemetery. Of these burials 103 are not identified. There are special memorials commemorating 19 casualties who are known or believed to be buried among the unidentified burials.The cemetery was used by several British divisions holding this sector from 1915 to August 1917. Men from these divisons are buried throughout the cemetery. Plot I contains the dead of the 49th (West Riding)…

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La Brique No 2 Military Cemetery

La Brique No 2 Military Cemetery       La Brique Military Cemeteries No 1 and No 2 are Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial grounds for the dead of the First World War located in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. The cemetery grounds were assigned to the United Kingdom in perpetuity by King Albert I of Belgium in recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empire in the defence and liberation of…

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Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery

Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery   Location Information Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery is located 16 Km west of Ypres town center on the N38, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ypres to Poperinge. From Ypres town center the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge the N308 joins…

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Aeroplane Cemetery

Aeroplane Cemetery Location Information Aeroplane Cemetery is located 3.5 kilometres north east of Ypres town center on the Zonnebeekseweg (N332), a road connecting Ypres to Zonnebeke. Two roads connect Ypres town center onto the Zonnebeekseweg; the Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto a small roundabout. At the roundabout the first right turn is Basculestraat. At the end of Basculestraat there is a crossroads and Zonnebeekseweg is the turning to the left. The cemetery itself…

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Artillery Wood Cemetery

Artillery Wood Cemetery Location Information Boezinge is located north of the town of Ypres on the N369 road in the direction of Diksmuide. The Cemetery is located in the Poezelstraat, east of the village. From the station turn left along the Diksmuidseweg then take the second turning right into Brugstraat. Go to the end of Brugstraat, over the bridge, and straight on along Molenstraat. Poezelstraat is the second turning on the right after the bridge…

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First D.C.L.I. Cemetery, The Bluff

First D.C.L.I. Cemetery, The Bluff First DCLI Cemetery is located 4 km south east of Ypres town centre, on the Verbrandemolenstraat a road leading from the Komenseweg, connecting Ypres to Komen (N336). From Ypres town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ypres ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning…

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Bard Cottage Cemetery

Bard Cottage Cemetery The Cemetery is located on the Diksmuidseweg road (N369) in the direction of Boezinge. From Ieper station turn left into Fochlaan and go to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left and drive to the next roundabout, where you should turn right into Oude Veurnestraat. Take the second turning on the left, which is the Diksmuidseweg and carry on under the motorway bridge and the cemetery…

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Bedford House Cemetery

Bedford House Cemetery Bedford House Cemetery is located 2.5 Km south of Ypres town centre. The cemetery lies on the Rijselseweg (N336), the road connecting Ypres to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Km after this crossroads on the left…

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Zouave Valley Cemetery

Zouave Valley Cemetery Souchez is a village some 12 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Bethune. Zouave Valley Cemetery is approximately 2 kilometres south-east of the village, and lies in the valley which extends southwards from Souchez on the western side of Vimy Ridge. Historical Information The cemetery takes its name from French Regiments which fought in the vicinity of Souchez 1914-15. The cemetery was begun in May 1916 and used until…

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