Wulvergem Churchyard
  • Op het kerkhof bij de Sint-Machutuskerk liggen enkele gesneuvelden van de Commonwealth.
  • 'Known to be buried in this cemetery'. Onder een aantal grafstenen liggen meerdere gesneuvelden.
  • Een van de grafstenen met het opschrift 'Known to be buried in this cemetery'.
Practical info
Wulvergem Churchyard is located 13 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and onto Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. On reaching the town of Mesen the first right hand turning leads onto Mesenstraat. 3 Km along Mesenstraat lies the village of Wulvergem. The churchyard lies next to the village church on the Dorpstraat.
Wulvergem, Heuvelland
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5494 - Wulvergem Churchyard
DMSX N 50°45'34.9'' - E002°51'16.7''
DMX N 50°45.582' - E002°51.279'
D N 50.759697° - E002.854645°
UTM 31U E 489747 N 5623112
GOOGLE EARTH 50 45.582 N, 002 51.279 E
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Wulvergem was in German hands from the 14th April, 1918, to the following 2nd September, when the 30th Division entered it. The Church, ruined in the War, was rebuilt in 1925. The Churchyard was used by British units from November, 1914 to April, 1915. There are now over 30, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and 23 graves destroyed by shell fire are now represented by special memorials (and by five unnamed headstones).

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 38