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Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery

The 'Poperinghe Old Military Cemetry' was created in October 1914 during the First Battle of Ypres. Commonwealth kills were buried there until the beginning of May 1915. After a typhoid epidemic erupted among the population in the winter of 1914 and the "Gasthuis" infirmary could no longer cope with the influx, a civilian hospital was set up in the castle in the Deken De Bolaan on the initiative of the 'Friends Ambulance Unit', a British civil society organization of volunteers. The 'Hôpital Château', led by the British doctor Rees, took in sick residents and refugees from January 1915, but soon many British wounded were also admitted to the castle. Those who lost their lives in the castle D'Hondt, both civilians and British soldiers, were buried at the 'Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery' which used to be the garden of Hilaire Deraedt. The cemetery is freely accessible from sunrise to sunset.

Address

  • Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery
  • Deken De Bolaan
  • 8970 Poperinge
  • Belgium
  • +32 57 20 01 18

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Address

  • Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery
  • Deken De Bolaan
  • 8970 Poperinge
  • Belgium
  • +32 57 20 01 18