Departement du Pas-de-Calais
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Laventie is a village some 6 kilometres south-west of Armentières and 11 kilometres north of La Bassée. Leave Laventie on the D174 at the junction with the D169, which is 2 kilometres from the church. Turn left and the Cemetery is 200 metres on the left hand side of the road.
The 13th London Graveyard was begun by the 1st Royal Irish Rifles in November, 1914, and during and after the following December graves of the 13th London Regiment (The Kensingtons) were added. The cemetery was closed in July, 1916. It was known also as the Red House Cemetery from a ruined house, now rebuilt, on the South side of the road.
There are 192 Commonwealth burials from World War I commemorated at this site, 1 of which is unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 1516 square metres and is enclosed by rubble walls.