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Hagle Dump Cemetery

  • Country Belgium
  • Total identified casualties 302 Find these casualties
  • Region West-Vlaanderen
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.86137, Longitude: 2.78191

Location information

Hagle Dump Cemetery is 7.5 Kms west of Ieper town centre on the Sint Pietersstraat, a road leading from the N308 Poperingseweg, connecting Ieper to Poperinge. 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. 6 Kms along the Poperingseweg, after passing through the villages of Vlamertinge and Brandhoek, lies the right hand turning onto Galgestraat. 1 Km along the Galgestraat lies a staggered crossroads. The cemetery lies 300 metres after this crossroads on Sint Pietersstraat.

Visiting information


The route to the cemetery is signposted.


Parking is to the front of the cemetery in a layby, up against the front perimeter wall. There is space for up to 5 vehicles.

It is possible to park within 10 metres of the main entrance. The ground is flat and firm.


The cemetery is rectangular shaped and surrounded by a brick wall.

The main entrance is a 1.20-metre-wide gap in the perimeter wall, there is no gate.

There is a small 5 cm step up onto a paving slab, which allows access onto the grass burial area.

The Cross of Sacrifice is immediately opposite the main entrance.

There is a stone bench at the rear of the cemetery, adjacent to the boundary wall.

The Register Box is built into the main wall next to the entrance opening inside the cemetery.

The internal paths are grass, and the ground is flat and firm.


The cemetery is permanently open.

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History information

Elverdinge was behind the Allied front line throughout the war, and Hospital Farm and Ferme-Olivier Cemeteries, both in the commune, were used in the earlier years for Commonwealth burials.

The cemetery, which was begun in April 1918, during the Battles of Lys, was named after a nearby stores dump. It was used by fighting units and field ambulances until the following October and was enlarged after the Armistice when more than 200 graves were brought into Plots III and IV from the battlefields of the Ypres Salient and the following cemetery:-

BRIELEN MILITARY CEMETERY, which was close to the South side of Brielen village, contained the graves of 31 French soldiers, 16 from the United Kingdom and four Canadian, and was used from April 1915 to September 1917.

The graves of 26 American soldiers, who fell in July-September 1918, and two French soldiers were removed to other burials grounds.

Hagle Dump Cemetery contains 437 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 139 of which are unidentified.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.