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Around Ieper Cemeteries and Memorials

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CEMETERY INFORMATION 1 RAMPARTS (LILLE GATE) CEMETERY 8900, Ieper Ramparts Cemetery, a beautiful and peaceful spot. At the nearby Lille Gate (Rijselsport) You can see some of our historic signs which pointed pilgrims towards the many cemeteries around the city. 2 MENIN GATE Menenstraat, 8900, Ieper Unveiled in 1927 the Menin Gate is one of the world’s greatest memorials. The names of 55,000 missing soldiers are inscribed on its walls. Since 1928, the Last Post has sounded here at 8pm every night. 3 YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY Haiglaan, 8900, Ieper A short walk from St. George’s Church, this cemetery was begun during the war in 1915. Several soldiers ‘shot at dawn’ for desertion were laid to rest here. 4 YPRES TOWN CEMETERY AND EXTENSION Some of the British Army’s first burials were made here in the old town cemetery. The extension was formed in October 1914 and increased after the Armistice, when 350 graves were brought in from small cemeteries around the area. There are also many graves here of CWGC staff, dating back to the early days of the Commission’s work.

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