Chester Farm Cemetery

Location
Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Memorials 420 added (84% photographed)

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Chester Farm Cemetery is located 5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre, on the Vaartstraat, a road leading from the Rijselseweg (N365) connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and by crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 3 kilometres along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto the Vaartstraat. The cemetery is located 1.5 km along the Vaartstraat on the left hand side of the road. Historical Information: The cemetery was begun in March 1915 and was used by front line troops until November 1917. Plot I contains the graves of 92 officers and men of the 2nd Manchesters, who died in April-July 1915 and there are 72 London Regiment burials elsewhere in the Cemetery. There are 420 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in this cemetery. Seven of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate six casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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GPS Coordinates: 50.82142, 2.90139

  • Added: 8 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2145209