Toronto Avenue Cemetery
  • Er liggen 78 gesneuvelde diggers van de 9th Brigade 3rd Australian Infantry gestorven op 7 juni 1917 bij de inname van Mesen
Practical info
Toronto Avenue Cemetery is located south of Ieper off the N365 rue de Messines. From Ieper town centre take the Rijselstraat and follow this road to the roundabout with the inner ring. At the roundabout go straight over and keep following the main road in the direction of Mesinnes. Cross the railway and follow the road to the roundabout in Voormezele; at this roundabout take the second exit in the direction of Mesen/Messines. Follow the road through Wijtschate and through Messines towards Armentieres. Approximately 2 kilometres after Messines there is a turning to the left called Section St Yvon; at this turning there are several Commission direction signs. Turn left along Section St Yvon and follow to the first cemetery on the right. Turn right past this cemetery and keep following the track to the entrance to the woods. Toronto Avenue Cemetery is located in the woods. Please Note that motor vehicles are not allowed in the woods. Follow the track into the woods and at the T junction turn left. The cemetery will be found at the end of this track.
Ploegsteert, Komen-Waasten
Ground - aerial
Toronto Avenue Cemetery was named from one of the paths in Ploegsteert Wood, in which it is located. The cemetery contains the graves of officers and men of the 9th Brigade (3rd Australian Division) who died in the Battle of Messines between 7 and 10 June 1917.

The cemetery contains 78 First World War burials, two of them unidentified. The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.