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ZUYDCOOTE MILITARY CEMETERY

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 327 Find these casualties
  • Region Nord
  • Casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.06191, Longitude: 2.48561

Location information

Zuydcoote is a village in the Department of the Nord about 10 kilometres north-east of Dunkirk. The Military Cemetery is west of the village and about 550 metres east of Zuydcoote Halte.

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

In the autumn of 1917, while the XV Corps was holding the Nieuport section, the 34th and 36th Casualty Clearing Stations were posted at Zuydcoote. The Military Cemetery contains, for the most part, the graves of officers and men who died in these hospitals. There are now over 300, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Two of the British graves were brought after the Armistice from ZUYDCOOTE CHURCHYARD FRENCH MILITARY EXTENSION. The cemetery covers an area of 1,042 square metres and is enclosed by a wall. On the West side of it is ZUYDCOOTE FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, made after the Armistice, and containing over 1,000 French and 170 German graves.