RENINGELST CHURCHYARD

Country Belgium
Region West-Vlaanderen
Total identified casualties 3 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.81665
Longitude: 2.76416

Location Information

Reningelst Churchyard is located 9.5 Km south west of Ieper in the village of Reningelst, on a road leading from the N308 Poperingseweg. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the main crossroads in the village of Vlamertinge take the left hand turning onto the Bellestraat. After crossing the N38 Ieper Poperinge road, the village of Reningelst lies 6 Km beyond Vlamertinge. On reaching the village, turn right onto the Zevekotestraatand continue to the Reningelstplein where the churchyard is clearly visible.


Visiting Information

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History Information

The village of Reningelst was occupied by Commonwealth forces from the autumn of 1914 to the end of the war and was sufficiently far from the front line to provide a suitable station for field ambulances. The churchyard and the extension were used from March to November 1915, when the New Military Cemetery was opened. The CHURCHYARD contains three First World War burials, one of them commemorated by special memorial as the grave cannot now be identified. The EXTENSION contains 56 First World War burials and two from the Second World War.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

RENINGHELST CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

Location: Belgium, West-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 58

RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

Location: Belgium, West-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 800

GROOTEBEEK BRITISH CEMETERY

Location: Belgium, West-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 111