Westoutre British Cemetery
  • Even buiten de dorpskom van Westouter ligt het Westoutre British Cemetery.
  • Het plan van deze begraafplaats.
  • Een zicht op de deel van deze begraafplaats.
  • Two special memorials "Known to be buried in this cemetery" and 3 special memorials "Believed to be buried in this cemetery"
  • 3 stones Chinese Labour Corps
Practical info
Westoutre British Cemetery is located 11.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N375 Dikkebusseweg. From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375) is located via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. 10 Km along the Dikkebusseweg lies the right hand turning onto the N315 Sulferbergstraat. 2.5 Km along the N315 lies the village of Westouter. The cemetery itself is located on the Poperingestraat, 200 metres from the village centre, opposite the fire station.
Westouter, Heuvelland
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5462 - Westoutre British Cemetery
DMSX N 50°48'01.7'' - E002°44'43.2''
DMX N 50°48.029' - E002°44.721'
D N 50.800482° - E002.745347°
UTM 31U E 482054 N 5627669
GOOGLE EARTH 50 48.029 N, 002 44.721 E
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Westoutre British Cemetery was begun by British troops in October 1917, and used until the following April, and again in August-October, 1918; and French units used it in April-August, 1918. The 72 French graves were removed after the Armistice, and 50 British graves were brought into the cemetery from the battlefields of the Ypres salient, and from Bixschote German Cemetery and Kemmel French Cemetery.

There are now over 150, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 50 from the 1914-18 War are unidentified and special memorials were erected to 5 soldiers from the United Kingdom known or believed to be buried among them. The British Cemetery covers an area of 1,349 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 167 (+ 4 WW II)
  • Canada: 5
  • New Zealand: 3
  • Total Commonwealth: 175 (+ 4 WW II)
  • Other Nationalities: 1
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