Poperinge Communal Cemetery
Practical info
Poperinge Communal Cemetery is located 10.5 Km west of Ieper town centre, in the town of Poperinge itself. From Ieper Poperinge is reached via N308. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J.Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J.Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the town of Poperinge the left hand turning from the N308 leads onto the R33 Poperinge ring road. 1 Km along the N33 lies the right hand turning onto Deken De Bolaan. The cemetery is located 800 metres along the Deken De Bolaan on the corner with Rekhof. The Commission headstones are located against the cemetery wall on the far right hand side of the site.
Poperinge, Poperinge
GPS-Reference R5872 - Poperinge Communal Cemetery
DMSX N 50°51'07.9'' - E002°43'39.7''
DMX N 50°51.131' - E002°43.662'
D N 50.852186° - E002.727696°
UTM 31U E 480831 N 5633422
GOOGLE EARTH 50 51.131 N, 002 43.662 E
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The town was in British occupation during practically the whole of the War. It was important as being (though sometimes bombed or bombarded at long range) the nearest place to ypres which was both considerable in size and reasonably safe. It was at first a Casualty Clearing Station centre, but in 1916 these units were moved further back and Field Ambulances took their place. Poperinge Communal Cemetery is a walled graveyard on the Reninghelst road, at the entrance to the town. It was used for British, French and Belgian military burials in October, 1914-March, 1915.

There are now over 20, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. They are in two rows, I B under the South wall, and II A under the North; I A contained the grave of an Officer reburied later in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 22
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