Artillery Wood Cemetery
  • De toegang tot deze grote begraafplaats.
  • Het plan van Artillery Wood Cemetery.
  • Het great cross.
  • Een zicht vanuit de rechterhoek vooraan.
  • Special graves "Known to be buried in this cemetery" of "Believed to be buried in this cemetery"
Practical info
Boezinge is located north of the town of Ieper 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 and the cemetery is on the right hand side, about 200 metres from the junction of Molenstraat.
Boezinge, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5556 - Artillery Wood Cemetery
DMSX N 50°53'58.1'' - E002°52'19.4''
DMX N 50°53.968' - E002°52.324'
D N 50.899473° - E002.872069°
UTM 31U E 491003 N 5638653
GOOGLE EARTH 50 53.968 N, 002 52.324 E
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Until July 1917, the village of Boesinghe (now Boezinge) directly faced the German front line over the Yser canal, but at the end of that month, the Battle of Pilckem Ridge pushed the German line back and Artillery Wood, just east of the canal, was captured by the Guards Division. They began the cemetery just north of the wood when the fighting was over and it continued as a front line cemetery until March 1918. At the time of the Armistice, the cemetery contained 141 graves, but it was then greatly enlarged when graves were brought in from the battlefields and small burial grounds around Boesinghe.

There are now 1,307 First World War casualties buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 506 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 12 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 1255
  • Canada: 40
  • Australia: 5
  • New Zealand: 2
  • South Africa: 1
  • Entirely Unidentified: 4
  • Total Commonwealth: 1307
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