Hedge Row Trench Cemetery
  • De toegang tot deze kleine begraafplaats.
  • Het plan toont dat de grafstenen in een crikel rondom het Great Cross liggen.
  • De speciale vorm van deze begraafplaats.
Practical info
Hedge Row Trench Cemetery is located 4 km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Verbrandemolenstraat a road leading from the Komenseweg, connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. 2.5 km along the Komenseweg lies the right hand turning onto the Vaartstraat. 900 metres along the Vaartstraat lies the left hand turning onto the Verbrandemolenstraat. 400 metres along the Verbrandemolenstraat a short distance from the road is the cemetery. Visitors to this site should note the 100 metre grassed access path leading to the cemetery which is not accessible by vehicle.
Zillebeke, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5697 - Hedge Row Trench Cemetery
DMSX N 50°49'10.6'' - E002°54'48.5''
DMX N 50°49.177' - E002°54.809'
D N 50.819619° - E002.913484°
UTM 31U E 493905 N 5629769
GOOGLE EARTH 50 49.177 N, 002 54.809 E
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The cemetery was begun in March, 1915 and used until August, 1917, sometimes under the name of Ravine Wood Cemetery. The cemetery suffered very severely from shell fire, and after the Armistice the positions of the individual graves could not be found or reconstructed. The headstones are therefore arranged symmetrically round the Cross. There are now nearly 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

The cemetery covers an area of 676 square metres and is enclosed by a low brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 96
  • Canada: 2
  • Total Commonwealth: 98
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