Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery
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Practical info
Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery is located 9.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Kemmelseweg N 331, which connects Ieper to Kemmel and on to Nieuwkerke. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). 2 Km after passing the village of Kemmel lies the left hand turning onto the Hooghofstraat. (Towards Wulvergem). 500 m along Hooghofstraat lies the left hand turning onto Lindestraat. The cemetery itself lies 250 m along the Lindestraat on the right hand side of the road.
Wulvergem, Heuvelland
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5492 - Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery
DMSX N 50°46'12.0'' - E002°50'00.2''
DMX N 50°46.200' - E002°50.004'
D N 50.769993° - E002.833394°
UTM 31U E 488251 N 5624260
GOOGLE EARTH 50 46.200 N, 002 50.004 E
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Wulverghem was the scene of a German gas attack on the night of the 29th-30th April, 1916, which was repulsed by the 3rd and 24th Division. It was captured by the enemy on the 14th April, 1918, and reoccupied by the 30th Division on the following 2nd September. Packhorse Farm was the name given to a farm on the East side of the most direct road from Lindenhoek to Wulverghem; and a little South of it was a wayside Shrine (now rebuilt nearer to the farm).

The 46th (North Midland) Division, who occupied this sector in the early summer of 1915, made a small cemetery at the farm, which was moved later into Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery; and they also made this cemetery at the Shrine, which was used only from April to June, 1915. There are now nearly 60, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this. The cemetery covers an area of 673 square metres and is enclosed by a low brick wall on the front and left boundaries.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 59
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