Woods Cemetery
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Practical info
Woods Cemetery is located 4 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Verbrandemolenstraat a road leading from the Komenseweg, connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. 2.5 Km along the Komenseweg lies the right hand turning onto the Vaartstraat. 900 metres along the Vaartstraat lies the left hand turning onto the Verbrandemolenstraat. 400 metres along the Verbrandemolenstraat a short distance from the road is the cemetery. Visitors to this site should note the 100 metre grassed access path leading to the cemetery which is not accessible by vehicle.
Zillebeke, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5693 - Woods Cemetery
DMSX N 50°49'20.5'' - E002°54'54.7''
DMX N 50°49.341' - E002°54.912'
D N 50.822354° - E002.915206°
UTM 31U E 494027 N 5630073
GOOGLE EARTH 50 49.341 N, 002 54.912 E
• Mapquest
WOODS CEMETERY The commune of Zillebeke contains many British cemeteries; the front-line trenches ran through it during the greater part of the War. The Woods Cemetery was begun by the 1st Dorsets and the 1st East Surreys in April, 1915, and it was used until September, 1917 by units holding this sector, and by the Field Ambulances of their Divisions. The graves of the 2nd, 3rd and 10th Canadian Battalions and the London Regiment are particularly numerous.

There are now over 300, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 30 are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 3,181 square metres and is enclosed by a low brick wall.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 212
  • Canada: 111
  • Australia: 3
  • Total Commonwealth: 326
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