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MUD CORNER CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Identified Casualties:
83

Location Information

Mud Corner Cemetery is located 12 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen, Ploegsteert and on to 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.

2 Kms after Mesen lies the left hand turning onto rue St Yvon. Immediately after passing Prowse Point Military Cemetery lies a right hand turning onto a small road track (unsuitable for vehicles), 300 metres after this junction lies the cemetery.

Visiting Information

This cemetery is located in the wood at Ploegsteert and access is only possible via a track in the woods to which motor vehicles are not allowed - a post is in position preventing vehicle access. If disabled visitors cannot get to this cemetery without being driven by car, they should contact our office in Ieper well in advance of their visit - Telephone (057) 20 01 18, so that arrangements can be made with our local staff to open up the track.

The location or design of this site, makes wheelchair access impossible.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number: 01628 634221

Historical Information

Mud Corner was the name given to a road junction on the northern edge of Ploegsteert Wood, very close to the front.

The cemetery was used from 7 June 1917, when the New Zealand Division captured Messines, to December 1917. All of the burials, save one, are of New Zealand or Australian forces.

The cemetery contains 85 First World War burials.

The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.