R.E. Grave, Railway Wood
  • Het gedenkkruis is van ver te zien.
  • Hier staat alleen een kruis en geen individuele grafstenen.
  • De tekst op het gedenkkruis.
  • Een aantal namen van de 12 'tunnelers'.
  • Nog een aantal namen van de 'tunnelers'.
  • Original barbed wire poles
Practical info
R. E. Grave Railway Wood is located on the Oude Kortrijkstraat 4 kilometres east of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8), connecting Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main cross roads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 3 kilometres along the Meenseweg lies the left hand turning onto the Begijnenbosstraat. 1 kilometre along the Begijnenbosstraat is the right hand turning onto Oude Kortrijkstraat. The cemetery itself is located 500 metres along the Oude Kortrijkstraat on the right hand side of the road.
Zillebeke, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5686 - R.E. Graveム Railway Wood
DMSX N 50°51'07.5'' - E002°56'13.0''
DMX N 50°51.125' - E002°56.217'
D N 50.852091° - E002.936949°
UTM 31U E 495561 N 5633378
GOOGLE EARTH 50 51.125 N, 002 56.217 E
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There are now over 10, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The Grave is a small enclosure, containing a War Cross; and on the base of the cross are carved the names, with this inscription: "Beneath this spot lie the bodies of an officer, three N.C.O's and eight men of or attached to the 177th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers, who were killed in action underground during the defence of Ypres between November, 1915 and August, 1917."

The Grave covers (with its approach road) an area of 87 square metres and is enclosed by a concrete curb with posts and iron railings. On the Southern side of Railway Wood is the Memorial of the 14th (Light) Division.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 12
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