Dragoon Camp Cemetery
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Practical info
Boezinge is located north of the town of Ieper on the N369 road, direction Diksmuide. The Cemetery is located in Kleinepoezelstraat east of the village. From the N369 turn right into Brugstraat, over the bridge and bear right into Langemarkseweg. Follow this road to the first crossroads and turn right into Kleine Poezelstraat. The cemetery is located on the left hand side of the road approximately 200 metres past the crossroads.
Boezinge, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5554 - Dragoon Camp Cemetery
DMSX N 50°53'44.0'' - E002°52'54.8''
DMX N 50°53.733' - E002°52.914'
D N 50.895550° - E002.881894°
UTM 31U E 491693 N 5638216
GOOGLE EARTH 50 53.733 N, 002 52.914 E
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Boesinghe (now Boezinge) village is on the West side of the Yser canal, and was, during the greater part of the War, directly faced by the German front line on the East side. Dragoon Camp was across the canal, due East of the village, and within the German lines until the 31st July, 1917. Dragoon Camp was a little South of the Boesinghe-Pilckem road, approached by a track leading from a point near Dragoon House past the Villa Gretchen. The name was given to the House, if not to the Camp, before the site was taken by the 38th (Welsh) Division on the 31st July, 1917. The Cemetery, called at first the Villa Gretchen Cemetery, was made by the 13th Royal Welch Fusiliers on the 9th August following, and used until October, 1917.

There are now over 60, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this cemetery. Of these, 10 are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 532 square metres and is enclosed by a low red brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 66
Related links
  • The battle of Pilkem http://www.wo1.be/nl/geschiedenis/gastbijdragen/militaire-en-burgerlijke-geschiedenis/de-slag-van-pilkem-de-gebeurtenissen-van-31-juli-1917-op-het-grondgebied-boezin