Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery
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  • Chateau Wood, Ypres, October 1917 (IWM E(Aus) 1220)
  • In row A are 46 officers and men of the 2nd Hampshire Rgt. and in rows E and F 19 men of the Royal Inniskilling Fuseliers who all died in a gas attack in august 1916
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. 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 approx 50 metres after the crossroads.
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Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5612 - Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery
DMSX N 50°51'41.3'' - E002°54'47.3''
DMX N 50°51.688' - E002°54.789'
D N 50.861466° - E002.913147°
UTM 31U E 493887 N 5634423
GOOGLE EARTH 50 51.688 N, 002 54.789 E
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Potijze was within the British lines during practically the whole of the war. The Chateau contained an Advanced Dressing Station; but was subject to incessant shell fire and very little of it remains. Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery was used from April, 1915, to June, 1917, and three times in 1918.

There are now over 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. In Row A are buried 46 officers and men of the 2nd Hampshire Regiment, and in Rows E and F, 19 of the 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who fell in a gas attack in August, 1916. The cemetery covers an area of 796 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 151
  • Canada: 6
  • Total Commonwealth: 157
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