Derry House Cemetery N°.2
  • De toegang tot Derry House Cemetery N°.2.
  • Het plan van deze begraafplaats. Let op de indeling in twee delen.
  • Het voorste deel van de begraafplaats.
  • Het achterste deel van Derry House Cemetery N°.2.
  • Mass grave
  • German bunker
Practical info
Derry House cemetery No. 2, Wijtschate, is located 8 km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery is reached by turning left in the village of Wijtschate along the Houtemstraat. The first right hand turning along the Houtemstraat leads onto the Krommestraat. 800 meters along the Krommestraat lies a turning to the left. The cemetery itself is located 50 metres beyond this left hand turning.
Wijtschate, Heuvelland
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5477 - Derry House Cemetery Nー.2
DMSX N 50°46'45.9'' - E002°54'00.4''
DMX N 50°46.765' - E002°54.007'
D N 50.779411° - E002.900114°
UTM 31U E 492957 N 5625299
GOOGLE EARTH 50 46.765 N, 002 54.007 E
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Derry House Cemetery (there is now only one) was begun in June, 1917, by the 11th Division (32nd Bridge), and used as a front-line cemetery until December, and again in October, 1918, by the 2nd London Scottish. There are now over 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 1,680 square metres and is enclosed by a brick and stone wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 126
  • Australia: 37
  • Total Commonwealth: 163
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