Pond Farm Cemetery
  • Via een zeer lange toegangsweg bereik je Pond Farm Cemetery.
  • Het plan van deze begraafplaats.
  • Het great cross met op de achtergrond de Kemmelberg.
  • Zoals je kunt zien ligt ook deze begraafplaats te midden de velden.
  • Special Memorial(s) : Known to be buried in this cemetery
Practical info
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Wulvergem, Heuvelland
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5493 - Pond Farm Cemetery
DMSX N 50°46'08.2'' - E002°50'41.7''
DMX N 50°46.137' - E002°50.694'
D N 50.768952° - E002.844906°
UTM 31U E 489063 N 5624143
GOOGLE EARTH 50 46.137 N, 002 50.694 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 Divisions. It was captured by the enemy on the 14th April, 1918, and re-occupied by the 30th Division on the following 2nd September. "Pond Farm" was in the fields about 800 metres East of Packhorse Farm, and on the North-West side of Pond Farm is the Cemetery. It was begun by the 3rd Rifle Brigade and the 8th Buffs in July, 1916, and it was used by fighting units and field ambulances until October, 1917. It was reopened in April and September, 1918.

The order of burials is difficult to follow; each row contains two groups of graves, or in some cases three. There are now nearly 300, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and three special memorials are erected to men of the 1st/7th Cheshire, buried here early in September, 1918, whose graves cannot be found. The cemetery covers an area of 2,123 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 296
  • Other Nationalities: 5
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