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Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery

  • Country Belgium
  • Total identified casualties 146 Find these casualties
  • Region West-Vlaanderen
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.81089, Longitude: 2.85973

RESTORATION WORKS

We are currently carrying out necessary restoration works at Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery, that will be finished by the end of 2022. The restoration project, which is funded by the Flemish Government, consists of restoration of the cemetery boundary walls. Where the damage by root infiltration is too severe, walls will be reconstructed with a new concrete foundation. 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.

Find out more about the CWGC restoration philosophy here:

Caring for Our Sites | CWGC

The works will be carried out by Bentein and managed by Koplamp Architecten and the CWGC Works team.

Please note that parts of the cemetery might be temporarily inaccessible during the works. For more details please do contact us at enquiries@cwgc.org.

Location information

Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery is located 5 km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Kemmelseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Kemmel (N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). The cemetery lies 4 Km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Visiting information

Wheelchair access to site possible - maybe by an alternative entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number: 01628 634221

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History information

This cemetery is named from a brewery which stood opposite and is in fact a collection of small regimental burial grounds, of which Plot III in particular was made by the 22nd Bn Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regt). The eight plots are numbered neither in order of date nor in order of position, and the short rows vary from one grave to fourteen, but they record the names of the units which held the trenches on this front from February 1915 to June 1917, and of some of those which, from June to November 1917, held the forward line won in the Battle of Messines. Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery contains 149 First World War burials. The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.