Commonwealth War Graves Cimetery

Esquelbecq Military Cemetery 

The cemetery was opened in April 1918 during the early stages of the German offensive in Flanders, when the 2nd Canadian and 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Stations came to Esquelbecq. It was closed in September 1918.

The cemetery was used again during the Second World War, mainly for the burial of those killed during the German advance of May 1940 and the withdrawal of the British Expeditionary Forces to Dunkirk.

Esquelbecq Military Cemetery contains 578 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 47 from the Second World War. There are also 11 French and German burials.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the New Delhi city architect. It is situated less than a mile at the East side of the village, 200 meters south of the road to Zegerscappel. 

GPS : Longitude : 2.41609  Latitude : 50.88713

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The 44th Casualty Clearing Station was posted at Bergues from May to October, 1918. The Military Cemetery was made in June-September, 1918.

In 1935 six soldiers belonging to the United Kingdom, were moved into the cemetery from HERZEELE CHURCHYARD.

There are now nearly 90 tombs of 1914-1918 and a small number of 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site.

The cemetery covers an area of 371 square meters and is enclosed (except on the road side) by a low stone rubble wall. It’s designed by G.H. Goldsmith

Casualty Details: UK 87, Total Burials: 87

The Military Cemetery is almost at the south of Bergues and east of the called-place Croix-Rouge about 500 meters from the road Dunkerque-Hazebrouck road and 200 meters north of the road to Hondschoote.


Cimetière militaire Croix Rouge

Rue de la Chapelle


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Commonwealth War Graves Ledringhem


There are now over 50 of 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated on Ledringhem Churchyard. 

Of these, nearly 10 are unidentified and one soldier, whose grave in the cemetery could not be precisely determined, is commemorated by a special memorial inscribed "Buried near this spot". 


The cemetery is located Route d’Arnèke in Ledringhem

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Commonwealth War Graves Wormhout


Wormhout Communal Cemetery contains the graves of a small number of 1914-18 and over 100, 1939-1945 war casualties. Of these, over 30 from the 1939-45 war are unidentified. 80 casualties were murdered on 28 May 1940 by the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, after they surrendered. 

This war crime is known as the "Wormhoudt Massacre".

The CWGC of Wormhout is located on the Route de Bergues in Wormhout.

Graves of British soldiers are also located in Lederzeele, Socx and West-Cappel Communal Cemeteries.

Des tombes de soldats britanniques sont également présentes dans les cimetières civils des communes de Lederzeele, Socx et West-Cappel