Westhof Farm Cemetery
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Westhof Farm Cemetery is located 13.5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Kemmelseweg N 331, which connects Ieper to Kemmel and on to Nieuwkerke. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). After passing the village of Kemmel the N331 continues for 4 Km towards Nieuwkerke. On reaching Nieuwkerke the N331 continues on as Seulestraat. 1.5 Km along this road lies the right hand turning onto the Eikelstraat. The cemetery is located 1.4 Km along the Eikelstraat on the left hand side of the road.
Nieuwkerke, Heuvelland
GPS-Reference R5456 - Westhof Farm Cemetery
DMSX N 50°44'12.7'' - E002°48'18.9''
DMX N 50°44.212' - E002°48.316'
D N 50.736865° - E002.805262°
UTM 31U E 486258 N 5620582
GOOGLE EARTH 50 44.212 N, 002 48.316 E
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Westhof farm was used as Headquarters, New Zealand Division, in May and June, 1917. The cemetery was begun in May, 1917, and used by fighting units and Field Ambulances until April, 1918, when it passed for five months into enemy hands. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Special memorials are erected to four soldiers from the United Kingdom and two from New Zealand whose graves in the cemetery were destroyed by shell fire. The cemetery covers an area of 534 square metres.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 73
  • Canada: 1
  • Australia: 43
  • New Zealand: 14
  • Total Commonwealth: 131
  • Other Nationalities: 5
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