Ramscapelle Road Military Cemetery
Practical info
The village of Ramskapelle (formerly Ramscappelle) is located east of Veurne off the E40 motorway. From the motorway E40 which runs between Veurne and Oostende, turn off at Junction 3 (Nieuwpoort) and turn onto the N355 in the direction of Diksmuide. At the village of Ramskapelle take the first turning left into Molenstraat; follow this road to the end and turn left into Ramskapellestraat, the N356. Follow the N356 to the T-junction and the cemetery is on the left.
Ramskapelle, Nieuwpoort
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5851 - Ramscapelle Road Military Cemetery
DMSX N 51°07'42.7'' - E002°46'04.3''
DMX N 51°07.711' - E002°46.071'
D N 51.128520° - E002.767848°
UTM 31U E 483755 N 5664142
GOOGLE EARTH 51 07.711 N, 002 46.071 E
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From June to November 1917, Commonwealth forces (XV Corps) held the front line in Belgium from St Georges (now Sint Joris), near Ramscappelle, to the sea. Most of Plot I of Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery was made in July and August 1917, but the cemetery was considerably enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from other burial grounds in the area and from the battlefields.

There are now 841 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 312 of the burials are unidentified, but special memorials commemorate two casualties known or believed to be buried among them. There are also special memorials to 26 casualties originally buried at Nieuport (now Nieuwpoort) or Nieuport-Bains, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 830
  • Canada: 2
  • Australia: 8
  • South Africa: 1
  • Total Commonwealth: 841
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