Reninghelst Churchyard Extension
Practical info
Reningelst Churchyard is located 9.5 Km south west of Ieper in the village of Reningelst, on a road leading from the N308 Poperingseweg. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J.Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J.Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the main crossroads in the village of Vlamertinge take the left hand turning onto the Bellestraat. After crossing the N38 Ieper Poperinge road, the village of Reningelst lies 6 Km beyond Vlamertinge. On reaching the village, turn right onto the Zevekotestraatand continue to the Reningelstplein where the churchyard is clearly visible.
Reningelst, Poperinge
GPS-Reference R5884 - Reninghelst Churchyard Extension
DMSX N 50°48'51.3'' - E002°46'03.3''
DMX N 50°48.856' - E002°46.054'
D N 50.814260° - E002.767571°
UTM 31U E 483625 N 5629195
GOOGLE EARTH 50 48.856 N, 002 46.054 E
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Reninghelst was in British occupation from the autumn of 1914 to the end of the War, and it was sufficiently far from the front line to provide a suitable station for Field Ambulances. The Extension was used until the New Military Cemetery was opened in November 1915.

There are 56 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war, 1 of which is unidentified, and 2 of the 1939-1945 war in the Extension. There are also 3 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war in the churchyard. The Extension covers an area of 631 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 55 (+ 2 WW II)
  • Australia: 1
  • Total Commonwealth: 56 (+ 2 WW II)