Tancrez Farm Military Cemetery
  • Special Memorials 'Known to be buried in this cemetery'
Practical info
Tancrez Farm Cemetery is located 17 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. 2 Km after the village of Ploegsteert lies the left hand turning onto Chemin de la Blanche (Witteweg). The cemetery is located by taking the first right hand turning from the Witteweg, past Motor Car Cemetery. At the end of this road the road turns to the left towards Touquet. The cemetery is located 500 metres along this road (Rue du Touquet) on the left hand side of the road.
Ploegsteert, Komen-Waasten
The commune of Ploegsteert, which contains a large number of British War Cemeteries, remained in British hands during the greater part of the War, but it and the cemeteries were in German possession from the 10th April to the 29th September 1918. The cemetery stands behind a rebuilt farm house where an Aid Post existed in the War. It was begun in December 1914 and carried on by Field Ambulances and fighting units until March 1918.

There are now over 300, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to one soldier from the United Kingdom who is known to be buried among them. The Cemetery covers an area of 1,872 square metres and is enclosed by low red brick walls.