St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery
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St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery is located 10.5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen (Messines) 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. On reaching Mesen the first right hand turn leads onto Mesenstraat towards the village of Wulvergem. In the village of Wulvergem the first left hand turning leads onto Sint Kwintenstraat. 200 metres along Sint Kwintenstraat on the left hand side of the road lies the cemetery.
Ploegsteert, Komen-Waasten
St. Quentin Cabaret was an inn about 460 metres East of Kandahar Farm, on the South side of the road from Neuve-Eglise to Messines. It was used at times as Battalion Headquarters. The Cemetery was begun in February, 1915, by the 46th (North Midland) Division (Plot I, Rows E and F), and it continued to be used by the Divisions holding the sector.

There are now over 450, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 4,644 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 321
  • Canada: 68
  • Australia: 7
  • New Zealand: 64
  • Total Commonwealth: 460
  • Other Nationalities: 2