Country Belgium
Region West-Vlaanderen
Total identified casualties 10120 Find these records
Casualties from First World War

Lijssenthoek was the location for a number of casualty clearing stations during the First World War. The village was situated on the main communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields. Close to the Front, but out of the extreme range of most German field artillery, it became a natural place to establish casualty clearing stations.

 

key features

  • Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is the second largest CWGC cemetery in Belgium after Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and Captain Arthur James Scott Hutton
  • It was one of the cemeteries visited by King George V during his 1922 pilgrimage to the battlefields of the First World War

History

Lijssenthoek was the location for a number of casualty clearing stations during the First World War.

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The cemetery is open daily. There is a separate entrance for disabled visitors.

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