Dochy Farm New British Cemetery
  • 2 Special Memorials 'Believed to be buried in this cemetery' 2 Special Memorials 'Believed to be buried in this cemetery'
Practical info
Location
Dochy Farm New British Cemetery is located 7 kilometres north-east of Ieper town centre on the Zonnebekestraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332) connecting Ieper to Zonnebeke. Two roads connect Ieper town centre onto the Zonnebeekseweg. The Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto a small roundabout. Take the first right turn which is Basculestraat. At the end of Basculestraat there is a crossroads and Zonnebeekseweg is the turning to the left. 7 kilometres along the Zonnebeekseweg, in the village of Zonnebeke, lies the left hand turning onto the Langemarkstraat (further on this street name changes to Zonnebekestraat). The cemetery lies 1.5 kilometres along this road on the left hand side.
Sint-Juliaan, Langemark-Poelkapelle
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Coordinates
GPS-Reference R5786 - Dochy Farm New British Cemetery
DMSX N 50°52'53.2'' - E002°58'17.5''
DMX N 50°52.887' - E002°58.291'
D N 50.881451° - E002.971516°
UTM 31U E 497996 N 5636642
GOOGLE EARTH 50 52.887 N, 002 58.291 E
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The farm, which had become a German strong point, was taken by the 4th New Zealand Brigade on the 4th October, 1917, in the Battle of Broodseinde. The cemetery was made after the Armistice, by the concentration of isolated graves from the battlefields of Boesinghe, St. Julien, Frezenberg and Passchendaele.

There are now nearly 1,500, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, two-thirds are unidentified and special memorials are erected to one soldier from the United Kingdom and one from Australia, believed to be buried in the cemetery. The cemetery covers an area of 4,525 square metres.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 524
  • Canada: 83
  • Australia: 305
  • New Zealand: 98
  • South Africa: 17
  • Entirely Unidentified: 412
  • Total Commonwealth: 1439
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