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TORONTO AVENUE CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Identified Casualties:
76

Location Information

Toronto Avenue Cemetery is located south of Ieper off the N365 rue de Messines.

From Ieper town centre take the Rijselstraat and follow this road to the roundabout with the inner ring. At the roundabout go straight over and keep following the main road in the direction of Mesinnes. Cross the railway and follow the road to the roundabout in Voormezele; at this roundabout take the second exit in the direction of Mesen/Messines. Follow the road through Wijtschate and through Messines towards Armentieres.

Approximately 2 Kms after Messines there is a turning to the left called Section St.Yvon; at this turning there are several Commission direction signs. Turn left along Section St.Yvon and follow to the first cemetery on the right. Turn right past this cemetery and keep following the track to the entrance to the woods. Toronto Avenue Cemetery is located in the woods.

Please note, motor vehicles are not allowed in the woods. Follow the track into the woods and at the T junction turn left. The cemetery will be found at the end of this track.

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 or wheelchair users 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) 22 36 36, so that arrangements can be made with our local staff to open up the track. Wheelchair access is possible once at the cemetery via the main entrance of the cemetery.

Historical Information

Toronto Avenue Cemetery was named from one of the paths in Ploegsteert Wood, in which it is located. The cemetery contains the graves of officers and men of the 9th Brigade (3rd Australian Division) who died in the Battle of Messines between 7 and 10 June 1917.

The cemetery contains 78 First World War burials, two of them unidentified.

The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.