Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery

Cemetery Details

Location Kemmel, Ypres, Belgium
Co‑ordinates N50.7867214, E2.8288594
Description

Nieuwstraat Road, Kemmel, 8956 Heuvelland, Belgium.

Kemmel village can be found about 6 miles south-west of Ypres, and is reached by following
the N336 out through the Lille Gate, and then turning right onto the N331 about half a mile
further on (just before the level crossing).

Located just to the north of the village centre is Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery.
The entrance is flanked by twin brick-built arches, and the village cemetery is located
immediately to its left.

The land and rows of graves curve slightly uphill away from the road, and then downhill.
Many of the headstones are quite irregularly spaced.

The cemetery was established in December 1914, taking its name from Kemmel Chateau
which stood to the rear of the cemetery location.

The Chateau at certain stages in the war housed an Advanced Dressing Station, and the
cemetery continued to be used until March 1918, when Kemmel was taken by the Germans.
Although it was retaken later in 1918, both the Cemetery and the Chateau suffered from
shelling with the Chateau being destroyed.

In total there are 1,135 WWI soldiers buried here, all but 3 being identified.

In addition, located in a row on the left by the entrance are 21 WWII burials.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  20/3/2015.  Lest we forget.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

NURSE, Charles Howard

Service number 34319
Gunner
2nd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 31 May 1891

MOIR, Charles Norman

Service number 34779
Gunner
2nd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1894

WALKER, Albert

Service number 1530
Corporal
2nd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1888

LLOYD, Thomas

Service number 15647
Gunner
14th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 12 Jun 1897

TAYLOR, Ernest Albert

Service number 4888
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1888

LLOYD, William Horace

Service number 1988
Driver
14th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 4 May 1895

NOBBS, George Fletcher

Service number 1260
Gunner
10th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 18 Jan 1895

NOBBS, James Finch

Service number 663
Driver
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

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