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New Irish Farm Cemetery


The cemetery is located to the north-east of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and follow along M Fochlaan to the roundabout. Turn right and at the next roundabout turn left into M Haiglaan. Follow along this road to the traffic lights and at the lights turn right in the direction of Kortrijk (A19).

Follow along the expressway to the next set of lights. At these lights turn left into Pilkemseweg, then take the first right into Zwaanhofweg, a small country road. Follow this road to the crossroads and the cemetery is on your right.

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New Irish Farm Cemetery


Historical Information

New Irish Farm Cemetery was first used from August to November 1917, and again in April and May 1918.

At the Armistice it contained just 73 burials – the three irregular rows of Plot I – but was then greatly enlarged when more than 4,500 graves were brought in from the battlefields north-east of Ypres (now Ieper) and from numerous smaller cemeteries in the area.

There are now 4,715 commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 3,267 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate four casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

Other special memorials record the names of 30 casualties buried in four of the cemeteries concentrated into New Irish Farm whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

New Irish Farm Cemetery


Private Kiro Adam

Private Kiro Adam 16/1007
NZ Maori (Pioneer) Battalion
Died on 7th October 1917
Step-brother of Manuel Awarua
of Aurua, Cook Islands, Raratonga

Grave: V A 7

Lieutenant Hugh Forrest

Lieutenant Hugh Forrest 30104
2nd Bn 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade
Died on 12th October 1917
Son of Mr and Mrs W Forrest
of Rotorua, New Zealand

Grave: VI B 4

It will be noted that Kiwi officers also had a service number.

Lance Corporal Herbert Allison

Lance Corporal Herbert Allison 25426
2nd Bn Auckland Regiment NZEF
Died on 3rd October 1917 aged 31
Son of James and Annie Allison
of Paori, Wanganui, New Zealand

Grave: II C 2


Other cemeteries in the area

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