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Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery


The cemetery is located to the north-east of the town of Ieper. From the station follow the ring road in an anti-clockwise direction (Passing the Lille Gate/Rijselpoort on your left).

At the large roundabout on the Menin Road (just after the sports centre) take the fourth exit onto the N345. The next village, Sint Jan is reached within a kilometre and you cross the next roundabout into Potijzestraat. The cemetery is located 100 metres on the left as you round the corner.

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Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery


Historical Information

Potijze was within the Allied lines during practically the whole of the First Word War and although subject to incessant shell fire, Potijze Château contained an Advanced Dressing Station. Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery was used from April 1915 to October 1918.

There are now 584 Commonwealth burials of the First World War within the cemetery.

Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

The three Potijze Château cemeteries are all within a few minutes walk near the roundabout in Zonnebeeksweg.


Rifleman Mervyn Parsons

Rifleman Mervyn Parsons S/7709
7th Bn The Rifle Brigade
Died on 8th September 1915 aged 26
Son of Herbert and Mary Parsons
of Merefield House, 17, Heathfield Park
Willesden Green, London.
Gave up his position as 1st Assistant
on a Rubber Estate at Sungei Siput
Malay States, to come to England to enlist.

Grave: X 28

Also in memory of his brother
2nd Lt H Parsons MGC
Killed at Merville 13/04/1918
Aged 24

Ploegsteert Memorial

Rifleman Ronald Jolly

Rifleman Ronald Jolly A547
8th Bn King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Died on 11th September 1915 aged 15
Son of the late Stephen, and Patricia Jolly

Grave: X 5

Private Thomas Reay

Private Thomas Reay 13145
14th Bn Durham Light Infantry
Died on 27th January 1916 aged 35
Husband of Agnes Reay
of Stanley Hall Farm, West Stanley
Co. Durham

Grave: P 5

Private George Webster

Private George Webster 10214
2nd Bn Scots Guards
Died on 16th March 1916 aged 23
Son of William and Sarah Webster
of 43, Ashworth St., Binns Rd., Liverpool

Grave: E 6

Private William Newlands

Private William Newlands 246
12th Coy Bn Australian Machine Gun Corps
Died on 12th October 1917

Grave: A 26


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

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Soupir Churchyard

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