Irish House Cemetery
  • Via een graspad bereik je de kleine begraafplaats Irish House Cemetery.
  • Het plan van deze begraafplaats.
  • Een zicht op het grootste deel van deze begraafplaats.
  • Massagraf A31
  • 4 unknown Germans
  • Special Memorial : Known to be buried in this cemetery
Practical info
Irish House Cemetery is located 7.5 km south of Ieper town centre on the Savaartlindestraat, a road leading from the N365 connecting 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. On reaching the village of Wijtschate the first right hand turn onto the Hospicestraat leads to the village square. The Wijtschatestraat leads from the village square towards Kemmel. 2 km along the Wijtschatestraat lies the right hand turning onto Savaartlindestraat. The cemetery itself is located 800 metres along the Savaartlindestraat on the right hand side of the road.
Kemmel, Heuvelland
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5436 - Irish House Cemetery
DMSX N 50°47'03.5'' - E002°51'14.5''
DMX N 50°47.058' - E002°51.242'
D N 50.784306° - E002.854036°
UTM 31U E 489710 N 5625849
GOOGLE EARTH 50 47.058 N, 002 51.242 E
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The cemetery owes its name to a small farm-house 90 metres to the West, known to the British troops as "Irish House". It was begun in June, 1917, by the 16th (Irish) Division, and used at intervals until September, 1918. In Row A are the graves of 33 Officers and men of the 1st Gordon Highlanders, killed in action in December, 1914 (in the 3rd Division's Attack on Wytschaete), and reburied here by the 11th Royal Irish Rifles in June, 1917. The ground was in German hands from April, 1918, to the end of the following August.

There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this cemetery. Of these, over a third are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to one Australian soldier known to be buried in the cemetery. The cemetery covers an area of 569 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 103
  • Australia: 14
  • Total Commonwealth: 117
  • Other Nationalities: 4
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