Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery
  • Een zicht op deze begraafplaats langs de weg Ieper-Kemmel.
  • Het grondplan toont duidelijk dat dit een begraafplaats is die tijdens de oorlog werd aangelegd.
  • Een foto van achteraan naar de straatkant toe.
Practical info
Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery is located 5 km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Kemmelseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Kemmel (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). The cemetery lies 4 Km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side of the road.
Voormezele, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5660 - Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery
DMSX N 50°48'39.7'' - E002°51'32.6''
DMX N 50°48.662' - E002°51.544'
D N 50.811034° - E002.859069°
UTM 31U E 490070 N 5628820
GOOGLE EARTH 50 48.662 N, 002 51.544 E
• Mapquest
The cemetery is in fact a collection of regimental burial grounds, of which Plot III in particular was made by the 22nd (French) Canadian Battalion. The eight plots are numbered neither in order of date nor in order of position, and the short rows vary from one grave to fourteen; but they record the names of the units which held this front from February, 1915, to June, 1917, in trench warfare, and of some of those which from June to November, 1917, held the forward line won in the Battle of Messines. There are now nearly 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 1,825 square metres and is enclosed by a low brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 106
  • Canada: 41
  • Other Commonwealth: 2
  • Total Commonwealth: 149
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