Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery
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The cemetery is located to the North East of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and drive to the next roundabout. Here turn right into Oude Veurnestraat, this then changes into Diksmuidseweg and Brugseweg. Drive along this road and continue straight over the traffic lights to the end of the road. At the T junction turn left (still Brugseweg) and continue along this road (the N313) to the village of Sint Jan. At the crossroads in the village turn right onto the N345 (Potijzestraat), follow along to the next crossroads and turn left into Zonnebeekseweg. The cemetery is located on the left hand side by the cross roads.
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Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5610 - Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery
DMSX N 50°51'41.4'' - E002°54'56.8''
DMX N 50°51.690' - E002°54.947'
D N 50.861498° - E002.915777°
UTM 31U E 494072 N 5634426
GOOGLE EARTH 50 51.690 N, 002 54.947 E
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Potijze was within the British lines during practically the whole of the 1914-1918 War. The Chateau contained an Advance Dressing Station; but it was subject to incessant shell fire and very little remains of it. The cemetery was used from May, 1915, to September, 1918, and during that time 241 soldiers were buried in Plot I. Plot II was formed after the Armistice by the concentration of bodies from isolated graves and small graveyards from the country North-East of Potijze.

There are now over 450, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 100, are unidentified and headstones have been erected to ten British and two Australian soldiers who are known to be buried among them. The Grounds and Lawn Cemetery are treated as one for constructional purposes and covers an area of 3,985 square metres. Both cemeteries are enclosed by a brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 399
  • Canada: 49
  • Australia: 25
  • New Zealand: 2
  • South Africa: 1
  • Total Commonwealth: 476
  • Other Nationalities: 2
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