LOCRE ISOLATED GRAVE
- Country Belgium
- Total identified casualties 1 Find these casualties
- Region West-Vlaanderen
- Casualties from First World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.77892, Longitude: 2.77963
Loker (formerly Locre) is located 10.5 Kms south-west of Ieper town centre. From Ieper town centre head west on Elverdingsestraat, go straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then take the first left on to M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, take the first right hand turning on to Dikkebusseweg (the N375). Follow this road to the village of Loker, then take the first left hand turning which leads onto the Kemmelbergweg. There follows an immediate right hand turning onto Godtschalckstraat. Locre Hospice Cemetery is located 900 metres along the Godtschalckstraat on the right hand side of this road. A small 20 metre grassed access path leads to this site and just beyond this cemetery is the isolated grave of Major Redmond.
Wheelchair access with some difficulty due to the entrance being accessed via a narrow grassed path.
A Celtic cross marks the grave of Major W H K (Willie) Redmond, Member of Parliament for Wexford. Major Redmond was mortally wounded at the battle of Messines and was buried in the Convent garden of the Locre hospice and his widow erected this memorial to mark his grave. Until the late 1950's the grave was maintained by a Sister from the (new) Locre hospice. In the 1990's the land was purchased by the Belgian State and is now maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.