BETHLEEM FARM EAST CEMETERY

Country Belgium
Region West-Vlaanderen
Total identified casualties 36 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.76081
Longitude: 2.91151

Location Information

Bethleem Farm East cemetery is located 10 Km south of Ieper town centre and 1 km south east of Mesen, on a road called the Rijselstraat, which leads from Mesen market square. (Mesen itself is located 10 Km from Ieper via the N365 connecting Ieper to Armentieres). The cemetery lies 1 Km beyond Mesen market place along the Rijselstraat, on the left hand side of the road. Visitors to this site should note a 250 metre grassed access path which is unsuitable for vehicles.


Visiting Information

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number: 01628 634221

History Information

Bethleem Farm East Cemetery was made by Australian units when the nearby Bethleem Farm was captured by the 3rd Australian Division on 7 June 1917, in the Battle of Messines. The majority of the burials are those of officers and men killed in action on 8 or 10 June, though the cemetery continued to be used until the following September. There is also a West Cemetery nearby. There are 44 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. Eight of the burials are unidentified but a special memorial commemorates one casualty know to be buried among them. The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

BETHLEEM FARM WEST CEMETERY

Location: Belgium, West-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 166

MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY

Location: Belgium, West-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 1536

MESSINES RIDGE (N.Z.) MEMORIAL

Location: Belgium, West-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 828