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Canada Farm Cemetery


Canada Farm Cemetery is located 8.5 kilometres north-west of Ieper town centre, on the Elzendammestraat, a road leading from the Veurnseweg (N8) connecting Ieper to Elverdinge and on to Veurne.

On reaching the village of Elverdinge the Steentjesmolenstraat, N333, leads towards Poperinge. Two kilometres along the Steentjesmolenstraat lies the right hand turning onto Elzendammestraat. The cemetery itself is located one kilometre along the Elzendammestraat on the right hand side of the road.

Decimal 50.887942 2.781730 Map

Canada Farm Cemetery


Historical Information

Canada Farm Cemetery took its name from a farmhouse used as a dressing station during the 1917 Allied offensive on this front. Most of the burials are of men who died at the dressing station between June and October 1917.

There are now 907 First World War burials in the cemetery.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Canada Farm Cemetery


James Davies VC

31161 Corporal James Davies VC
13th Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers
Died on 31st July 1917aged 31
Son of John and Martha Davies
of Ogmore Vale
Husband of Elizabeth Davies
of 8, Nantymoel Row, Nantymoel, Glam.

Grave: II B 18

The London Gazette 30272
6th September 1917

For most conspicuous bravery during an attack on the enemy’s line, this non-commissioned officer pushed through our own barrage and single-handed attacked a machine gun emplacement, after several men had been killed in attempting to take it. He bayoneted one of the machine gun crew and brought in another man, together with the captured gun.

Corporal Davies, although wounded, then led a bombing party to the assault of a defended house, and killed a sniper who was harassing his platoon. This gallant non-commissioned officer has since died of wounds received during the attack.


Private Stephen Martin

Private Stephen Martin 1942
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Died on 8th July 1917 aged 19
Son of William and Josephine Martin
of Torbay, Newfoundland.

Grave: I B 1

Captain John Venables-Llewellyn

Captain John Venables-Llewellyn
3rd Bn Coldstream Guards
Died on 10th July 1917 aged 20
Son of Charles and Katharine Venables-Llewelyn
of Llysdinam, Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnorshire

Grave: I B 27

Lance Corporal Ernest Buoy

Lance Corporal Ernest Buoy 9283
1st Bn Coldstream Guards
Died on 22nd July 1917 aged 27
Son of Henry and Emma Buoy
of Didmarton, Badminton, Glos.

Grave: I E 31

There is a friend
That sticketh closer
Than a brother

Guardsman Claude Proudlock

Guardsman Claude Proudlock 23807
4th Bn Grenadier Guards
Died on 27th July 1917 aged 20
Son of Edmund and Emily Proudlock
of 2, Devonshire Rd., Linthorpe

Grave: I G 21

Say not Good night
But in some brighter clime
Bid me Good morning

by Anna Lætitia Barbauld

Driver Albert Kent

Driver Albert Kent 65108
13th Battery, 17th Brigade
Royal Field Artillery
Died on 23rd July 1917 aged 21
Son of John and Alice Kent
of 4, Turnpike Cottage, Motcombe, Dorset
Native of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

Grave: I G 9

Two men
Shall be in the field
One shall be taken
And the other left

Lieutenant Colonel Frank Morris

Lieutenant Colonel Frank Morris DSO
1st Bn Border Regiment, attached
16th Bn Middlesex regiment
Died on 16th August 1917 aged 48
Son of Major General Robert Morris (Indian Army)
and Sarah Morris, of Devonshire
Husband of Mabel Morris

Grave: II H 1

Serjeant W Cunah

Serjeant W Cunah 9572
British West Indies Regiment
Died on 25th October 1917

Grave: III G 23


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