Bethleem Farm East Cemetery
  • Special memorial "Known to be burried in this cemetery"
Practical info
Bethleem Farm East cemetery is located 10 Km south of Ieper town centre and 1 km south east of Mesen, on a road called the Rijselsestraat, which leads from Mesen market square. (Mesen itself is located 10 Km from Ieper via the N365 connecting Ieper to Armentieres). The cemetery lies 1 Km beyond Mesen market place along the Rijselstraat, on the left hand side of the road. Visitors to this site should note a 250 metre grassed access path which is unsuitable for vehicles.
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Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5809 - Bethleem Farm East Cemetery
DMSX N 50°45'31.3'' - E002°54'23.7''
DMX N 50°45.521' - E002°54.395'
D N 50.758684° - E002.906584°
UTM 31U E 493411 N 5622994
GOOGLE EARTH 50 45.521 N, 002 54.395 E
• Mapquest
BETHLEEM FARM EAST CEMETERY Bethleem Farm East Cemetery was made by Australian units when the farm was captured by the 3rd Australian Division on the 7th June, 1917, in the Battle of Messines. The majority of the burials are those of officers and men killed in action on the 8th or the 10th June, though the cemetery was used until the following September. There are now over 40, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 10 are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to an Australian soldier known to be buried among them.

The cemetery covers an area of 339 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 1
  • Australia: 43
  • Total Commonwealth: 44
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