Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery

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Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery

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Poperinge, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
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Visiting Information: Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number: 01628 634221
Location Information: Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery is located 16 Km west of Ieper town centre on the N38, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring road continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans Vlaanderenweg. 4 Km along the N38 lies the right hand turning onto the Casselstraat, followed by an immediate left hand turning onto the Dodemanstraat. The cemetery is located 450 metres along the Dodemanstraat on the right hand side of the road. Visitors to this site should note a 150 metre grassed access path which is not suitable for vehicles. Historical Information: The cemetery, which took its name from an aerodrome that was opposite the site, was begun by French troops in April 1918 and extended by Commonwealth forces in the following July and August. After the Armistice, the French graves were removed to other burial grounds, as were 84 American burials made between July and September 1918. 25 Commonwealth graves were brought into the cemetery from nearby Boeschepe Churchayrd. There are now 104 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in this cemetery. The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.

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GPS Coordinates: 50.8152200, 2.6570500

  • Added: 15 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2155682