The village of Kippe lies on the N 369 between Ieper and Diksmuide. The larger village of Merkem is just off to the left from the main road, whilst this is also a good place to turn off the main road to visit the Belgian Military Cemetery at Houthulst Forest.The Belgian Military Cemetery at Houthulst Forest
There are two monuments here worth seeing.
This memorial stone is situated just on the southern side of the village and would be on your left as you arrive from Ieper.
The panel on the stone gives details of the units who fought with the Division.The Battle of the Yser 1914
The Division was very much involved in the fighting in this sector throughout the war and in particular for the fight for Diksmuide during the Battle of the Yser.
This fine statue stands between houses on the left hand side of the road as you travel through Kippe towards Diksmuide.
The statue was raised by the parents of Armand who was killed at the age of 22 during the fighting on 9 September 1918.
He was born in the hop and brewing village of Watou near the French frontier at Poperinge and had risen to the rank of Adjutant in the 5th Company of the 3rd Line Regiment.
His regimental memorial is situated at Steenstraat.The Gas Memorials at Steenstraat