Talana Farm Cemetery
  • Deze begraafplaats bereik je via een vrij lang pad.
  • De toegang tot deze begraafplaats heeft ook zijn eigen architectuur.
  • Een zicht op deze begraafplaats.
  • 3 special Memorials "Known to be buried in this cemetery" en 3 special memorials "Believed to be buried in this cemetery"
  • 10 burials in mass grave I E
Practical info
From Ieper the Cemetery is located on the Diksmuidseweg road (N369) in the direction of Boezinge. From the station in Ieper turn left into M.Fochlaan and go to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left and drive to the next roundabout. Turn right into Oude Veurnestraat. Take the second turning on the left, which is the Diksmuidseweg, and carry on under the motorway bridge. The cemetery will be found a further 600 meters on the left hand side of the road. N.B. Talana Farm Cemetery is the second cemetery on the left, the first being Bard Cottage Cemetery.
Boezinge, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5550 - Talana Farm Cemetery
DMSX N 50°52'58.0'' - E002°51'43.6''
DMX N 50°52.967' - E002°51.727'
D N 50.882778° - E002.862124°
UTM 31U E 490300 N 5636798
GOOGLE EARTH 50 52.967 N, 002 51.727 E
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Boesinghe (now Boezinge) lies on the West side of the Yser Canal, and was, during the greater part of the War, directly faced by the German front line on the East side; but to the South of it the German line sloped away from the canal South-Westward, and Talana Farm was thus about 1.6 kilometres from the edge of the Salient. Talana Farm is one of a group of farm houses named by the Army from episodes of the South African war. The cemetery was begun by French Zouaves in April, 1915, and the 1st Rifle Brigade and 1st Somerset Light Infantry took it over in June, 1915. It was used by fighting units until March, 1918. In Plot II are buried many of the 1st East Lancashire Regiment who fell in a small but successful attack on the 6th July, 1915. In Plots III and IV are many graves of the 49th (West Riding) Division; and in the same plots are buried the dead of the Artillery units who took over the ground in August, 1917.

There are now over 500, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 10 are unidentified and six graves are represented by special memorials, as they cannot now be found. While ten, in Plot I, Row "E," are identified as a group but not individually. It is probable that other graves, destroyed afterwards by shell fire, existed in the cemetery. The 9th Rifle Brigade erected a wooden memorial here to their dead of January and February, 1916. The cemetery and its approach cover an area of 3,743 square metres and is enclosed by a curb wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 529
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