BLEUE-MAISON MILITARY CEMETERY, EPERLECQUES

Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 60 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.8188
Longitude: 2.18715

Location Information

Eperlecques is a village and commune in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais. Bleue Maison is a hamlet between Eperlecques and Watten, two villages to the north-west of St Omer in the Pas-de-Calais. From the junction on the main road between St Omer and Dunkerque and the D207, head west on the D207. After 500 metres turn left onto the Rue l'Estabergue. This road leads directly to the Bleue Maison Military Cemetery.


Visiting Information

The register is available in the Mairie from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 12.00 and 13.30 to 17.30

History Information

The Military Cemetery was made in May, 1918-April, 1919, mainly by the four Casualty Clearing Stations posted at Watten in April-October, 1918; and after the Armistice a number of graves were brought into it from Mardyck and Oye Churchyards; three American graves have been removed. There are now 60, 1914-18 and 1 unidentified burial of 1939-45 war commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 280 square metres and is enclosed by a stone rubble wall. Six United Kingdom soldiers were buried in MARDYCK CHURCHYARD in July-September, 1917, and six just outside it in September and October, 1917. OYE CHURCHYARD contained the graves of nine French soldiers, two Belgian, and one from the United Kingdom who died in August, 1919. There was one 1939-1945 War burial, a solider from the United Kingdom, who is not identified.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

WATTEN CHURCHYARD

Location: France, Nord

Number of casualties: 1

HOULLE CHURCHYARD

Location: France, Pas de Calais

Number of casualties: 4

EPERLECQUES CHURCHYARD

Location: France, Pas de Calais

Number of casualties: 2