Croonaert Chapel Cemetery
  • Croonaert Chapel Cemetery ligt volledig in de velden.
  • Via een lange toegangsweg in gras bereik je deze zeer mooie begraafplaats.
  • Een overzicht van deze begraafplaats.
  • Het great cross op Croonaert Chapel Cemetery en het zeer mooie landschap.
Practical info
Croonaert Chapel Cemetery is located 6 km south of Ieper town centre, between the villages of Voormezele and Wijtschate. The village of Voormezele is reached via the Kemmelseweg (N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg, (made prominent by a railway level crossing). 2 km along the Kemmelseweg on the left lies the turning onto the Ruusschaartstraat, towards Voormezele village. 1 km down the Ruusschaartstraat and opposite Voormezele church is the right hand turning onto a road called Wijtschatestraat. 1.5 km along the Wijtschatestraat on the right hand side is Croonaert Chapel Cemetery. Visitors to this site should note a 200 metre grassed access path which is unsuitable for vehicles.
Wijtschate, Heuvelland
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5476 - Croonaert Chapel Cemetery
DMSX N 50°47'59.6'' - E002°52'24.4''
DMX N 50°47.993' - E002°52.407'
D N 50.799884° - E002.873451°
UTM 31U E 491081 N 5627579
GOOGLE EARTH 50 47.993 N, 002 52.407 E
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Croonaert Chapel was a shrine in a hamlet on the Wytschaete-Voormezeele road; and the cemetery is 146 metres West of that road. It was in No Man's Land before the Battle of Messines, 1917. The cemetery was begun by the 19th Division Burial Officer in June, 1917, and used until the following November; two further burials were made in April, 1918 and January, 1919. Fifty-one German graves of June, 1917, were removed after the Armistice. There are now over 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The Cemetey covers an area of 455 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 75
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