DOCHY FARM NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
- Country Belgium
- Total identified casualties 487 Find these casualties
- Region West-Vlaanderen
- Casualties from First World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.8817, Longitude: 2.97199
From June 2021 until January 2022, significant restoration works are taking place at Dochy Farm New British Cemetery. Scheduled are works on the cemetery boundary walls, shelter buildings, toolshed y. In order to preserve the integrity of the site, the natural stone and bricks are recuperated and re-used as much as possible; and only quality materials, such as Boomse bricks and lime mortars are used.This restoration project is part of the five year multi annual premium agreement with the Flemish Government, for the restoration of a total of 24 CWGC cemeteries in the Westhoek. Find out more about the CWGC restoration philosophy here and the extent of the multi annual premium agreement here.
Please note that the entrance building can be temporarily inaccessible, but alternative access and signage will be provided when this occurs. Parking at the cemetery may be temporarily inaccessible. The works will be carried out by Arthur Vandendorpe N.V and managed by Bressers Erfgoed and the CWGC Works team.
Dochy Farm New British Cemetery is located 7 kilometres north-east of Ieper town centre on the Zonnebekestraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332) connecting Ieper to Zonnebeke. Two roads connect Ieper town centre onto the Zonnebeekseweg. The Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto a small roundabout. Take the first right turn which is Basculestraat. At the end of Basculestraat there is a crossroads and Zonnebeekseweg is the turning to the left. 7 kilometres along the Zonnebeekseweg, in the village of Zonnebeke, lies the left hand turning onto the Langemarkstraat (further on this street name changes to Zonnebekestraat). The cemetery lies 1.5 kilometres along this road on the left hand side.
Wheelchair access with some difficulty.
For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number: 01628 634221
Dochy Farm, which had become a German strong point, was taken by the 2nd/5th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment on 26 September 1917, in the Battle of Polygon Wood. The cemetery was made after the Armistice when isolated graves were brought in from the battlefields of Boesinghe, St. Julien, Frezenberg and Passchendaele.
The cemetery now contains 1,439 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 958 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate two casualties believed to be buried among them.
The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.