Lone Tree Cemetery
  • Vlakbij de Spanbroekmolen ligt de kleine begraafplaats Lone Tree Cemetery.
  • Deze begraafplaats bereik je door een weide. Op de achtergrond de Kemmelberg.
  • Het struikgewas rond de Spanbroekmolenkrater is zichtbaar achter het Cross of Sacrifice
  • Zicht op de Kemmelberg
  • Graven van gesneuvelden 7 juni 1917 met Spanbroekmolenkrater op achtergrond
Practical info
Lone Tree Cemetery (Spanbroekmolen) is located 8.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg, N365, which connects 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 turning leads onto Hospicestraat which leads onto the village square. The Kemmelstraat leads from the village square towards the cemetery. 2 kilometres along the Kemmelstraat lies the left hand turning onto Kruisstraat. The cemetery lies 1 kilometre along the Kruisstraat on the right hand side of the road.
Wijtschate, Heuvelland
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5469 - Lone Tree Cemetery
DMSX N 50°46'29.1'' - E002°51'41.5''
DMX N 50°46.484' - E002°51.692'
D N 50.774736° - E002.861535°
UTM 31U E 490236 N 5624784
GOOGLE EARTH 50 46.484 N, 002 51.692 E
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Lone Tree Cemetery is close to the Lone Tree Crater, one of the nineteen which were made immediately before the infantry attack at the Battle of Messines; and nearly all the graves in the cemetery are those of soldiers who fell on the first day of the battle. There are now nearly 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 616 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 88
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