Chester Farm Cemetery
  • Een zicht vanaf de straatkant.
  • Het plan toont de vele verspreide graven.
  • Het Great Cross staat in het midden van Chester Farm Cemetery.
  • Special Memorials "Known to be buried in this cemetery"
  • Special Memorials "Known to be buried in this cemetery"
Practical info
Chester Farm Military Cemetery is located 4 km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Vaartstraat, a road leading from the Komenseweg connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto the Komenseweg. 2.3 km along the Komenseweg lies the right hand turning onto Vaartstraat. The cemetery is located 1.5 km along the Vaartstraat on the right hand side of the road.
Zillebeke, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5695 - Chester Farm Cemetery
DMSX N 50°49'17.5'' - E002°54'04.3''
DMX N 50°49.291' - E002°54.071'
D N 50.821514° - E002.901185°
UTM 31U E 493039 N 5629981
GOOGLE EARTH 50 49.291 N, 002 54.071 E
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Chester Farm was the name given to a farm about 800 metres South of Blauwepoort Farm, on the road from Zillebeke to Voormezeele. The cemetery was begun in March, 1915, and used (by troops in the front line) until November, 1917. It is remarkable for the grouping of graves by battalions, which was carried out even during periods of several months; in particular, 92 officers and men of the 2nd Manchesters, who fell in April-July, 1915, are buried in Plot I, and 72 of the London Regiment in different parts of the Cemetery.

There are now over 400, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Five soldiers from the United Kingdom and one from Canada are commemorated as buried, or believed to be buried, in the cemetery, though the graves cannot be found. The cemetery covers an area of 3,045 square metres and is enclosed by a wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 311
  • Canada: 88
  • Australia: 21
  • Total Commonwealth: 420
  • Other Nationalities: 4
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