Oak Dump Cemetery
  • Oak Dump Cemetery is een kleine maar mooie begraafplaats.
  • Het grondplan van Oak Dump Cemetery.
  • Een zicht op de begraafplaats.
  • Op de achtergrond het natuurdomein De Palingbeek.
  • Ook hier worden de graven zeer goed verzorgd.
  • Burialplace of 7 men of the 180th Siege Battery. They were killed in March 1918 by a mine blown on the other side of the street. Their bodies were found in 1927.
  • The 7 men were killed on this spot.
Practical info
Oak Dump Cemetery is located 5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on the Bernikkewallestraat a road leading from the Rijselsesweg (N365) connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and by crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 3 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto the Vaartstraat. 1 Km along the Vaartstraat lies the first right hand turning onto the Bernikkewallestraat. The cemetery itself lies 1 Km along the Bernikkewallestraat on the right hand side of the road.
Voormezele, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5654 - Oak Dump Cemetery
DMSX N 50°48'48.3'' - E002°54'33.8''
DMX N 50°48.806' - E002°54.563'
D N 50.813426° - E002.909387°
UTM 31U E 493616 N 5629081
GOOGLE EARTH 50 48.806 N, 002 54.563 E
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In March 1918 a sap opposite the cemetery was blown in, and seven men of the 180th Siege Battery were killed in it. Their bodies were found in 1927 and buried in the cemetery. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 1,200 square metres.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 109
  • Australia: 2
  • Total Commonwealth: 111
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