Loker Churchyard
  • Loker Churchyard ligt aan beide zijden van de Sint-Petruskerk van Loker. Hier de rechterzijde als je kijkt naar de ingang van de kerk.
  • De linkerzijde van de begraafplaats.
  • Het plan van deze begraafplaats.
  • 3 shot at dawns
Practical info
From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On passing through the village of Dikkebus the road continues for 6 Km to the village of Loker. The church and churchyard are located at the side of the road in the village of Loker itself.
Loker, Heuvelland
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5452 - Loker Churchyard
DMSX N 50°46'55.9'' - E002°46'20.5''
DMX N 50°46.931' - E002°46.342'
D N 50.782184° - E002.772372°
UTM 31U E 483952 N 5625628
GOOGLE EARTH 50 46.931 N, 002 46.342 E
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Locre (now Loker) was in British hands during the greater part of the war, and Field Ambulances were stationed in the Convent of St. Antoine, which was captured by the enemy. It was recaptured by French troops on the 26th, lost on the 29th and retaken by the French on the 30th. The Hospice, or Convent, was the scene of severe fighting on the 20th May, but was not retaken until first week in July. Lochre Churchyard was used by British Field Ambulances and units from December 1914 to June 1917 and it contains two British plots, one in the Northern part and on in the Southern.

One grave in Plot II, Row F was brought after the Armistice from Locre French Cemetery No. 4, which stood at the Locre-La Clytte and Westoutre-Kemmel cross-roads. The British plots cover an area of 1,576 square metres. Loker Churchyard is located 11.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre on the Dikkebusseweg (N375).

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 184
  • Canada: 31
  • Total Commonwealth: 215
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