Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery
  • Een zicht op deze begraafplaats.
  • Het plan van Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery.
  • Een overzicht van deze begraafplaats.
  • Op de achtergrond de kerk van Sint-Jan.
  • German gravemarker with several names
  • Believed to be buried in this cemetery
Practical info
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. 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), continue along this road to the next crossroads and turn left into Zonnebeekseweg. The cemetery is located on the left hand side by the crossroads.
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Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5611 - Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery
DMSX N 50°51'41.0'' - E002°54'54.1''
DMX N 50°51.684' - E002°54.902'
D N 50.861394° - E002.915028°
UTM 31U E 494019 N 5634415
GOOGLE EARTH 50 51.684 N, 002 54.902 E
• Mapquest
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. Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery was used from May to December, 1915, and from July, 1917, to October, 1918.

There are now over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 30 are unidentified and a headstone has been erected to commemorate one British soldier who is believed to be buried among them. The Grounds and Lawn Cemeteries are treated as one for constructional purposes and cover an area of 3,985 square metres. They are enclosed by a brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 191
  • Canada: 22
  • Australia: 4
  • South Africa: 9
  • Total Commonwealth: 226
  • Other Nationalities: 3
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