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Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery, Houplines

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 127 Find these casualties
  • Region Nord
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.68478, Longitude: 2.9181


As part of the maintenance of the site, work on the masonry of the surrounding wall is scheduled from 15 May to 30 June. This will not affect access to headstones though works will be noisy and dusty. We apologise for any convenience. 

Location information

Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery will be found 1 kilometre south-east of the village of Houplines, which is 2 kilometres east of the centre of Armentieres on the D945, and 2 kilometres north of La Chapelle D'Armentieres.

Visiting information

Wheelchair access is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on telephone number 01628 634221.

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History information

Houplines was in Allied hands (but near the front line) from 17 October 1914, when it was taken by the 4th Division. It fell into German hands in April 1918 during their great advance, but was recovered in September. The village contained four Commonwealth cemeteries in addition to plots in the communal cemetery, but the graves were regrouped after the war and only two cemeteries remain. Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery was used from January to October 1915, chiefly by the 6th Division. It contains 129 Commonwealth burials, two of which are unidentified.