Watou Churchyard
Practical info
Watou Churchyard is located 19 Km west of Ieper town centre on the Watouseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. 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 Poperinge the N308 meets the left hand turning onto the Poperinge ring road, R33. The R33 rejoins the N308 on the west side of Poperinge where it continues for 1 Km to the junction with the Watouseweg. 8 Km along the Watouseweg lies the village of Watou. The churchyard is located centrally in the village on the Watouplein.
Watou, Poperinge
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5891 - Watou Churchyard
DMSX N 50°51'32.9'' - E002°37'13.2''
DMX N 50°51.547' - E002°37.220'
D N 50.859125° - E002.620338°
UTM 31U E 473278 N 5634227
GOOGLE EARTH 50 51.547 N, 002 37.220 E
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Watou Churchyard was used at intervals from April, 1915, to April, 1918. There are now over 10, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 11
  • Canada: 1
  • Total Commonwealth: 12