Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annexe
  • Links Ration Farm, rechts La Plus Douve Cemetery - Foto: VVV Heuvelland
  • Foto: VVV Heuvelland
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Practical info
Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annex is located 10.5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The first right hand turning in the village of Messines leads onto the Mesenstraat. 2 Km along the Mesenstraat on the left hand side lies the street Plus Douve. The cemetery is located 500 metres along the Plus Douve on the right hand side of the track. Visitors should note an 80 metre grassed access path leading to this site which is unsuitable for vehicles.
Ploegsteert, Komen-Waasten
In the commune of Ploegsteert, North of the Wood, were two considerable farms (now rebuilt) called La Plus Douve and La Petite Douve. The latter was the object of a celebrated raid by the 7th Canadian Infantry Battalion in November, 1915. The former, which generally within the British lines, was used at times as a Battalion Headquaters; and it was also known as Ration Farm from the fact that the Battalion transport could approach it at night with rations. Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annexe was begun in January, 1915, and used until January, 1918.

There are now over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 1,459 square metres.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 186
  • Australia: 12
  • New Zealand: 4
  • Total Commonwealth: 202
  • Other Nationalities: 1