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Bedford House Cemetery

Rijselseweg 83, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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Solemn

It took me about 30 minutes of walking from the down town and when I arrived it was a cloudy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EvaF2Eva
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
Amazing Cemetery

Having visited many cemeteries taking photos for people who can't visit, I amazed at how different... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LadyFranklyn
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Salisbury
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In all, 5,139 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War are buried or commemorated in the enclosures of Bedford House Cemetery. 3,011 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate a number of casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials name casualties buried in other cemeteries whose graves could not be found on concentration. Second World War burials number 69 (3 of which are unidentified). There are 2 Germans buried here. Bedford House Cemetery is located 2.5 Km south of Ieper town centre. The cemetery lies on the Rijselseweg (N336), the road connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Km after this crossroads on the left hand side of the Rijselseweg.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took me about 30 minutes of walking from the down town and when I arrived it was a cloudy evening and I was alone at the cemetery which gave this place even more solemnity than it already has. It is very well maintained and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited many cemeteries taking photos for people who can't visit, I amazed at how different they all are. Yes, I know they have certain similarities but this was incredible. The way the water runs alongside the graves, the way it has been designed is...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Visited this cemetery just to see Private Peaceful's grave. (A character in the excellent book by Michael Morpurgo, if you haven't already read it.) It's there exactly as described in the CWGC's excellent database. Another beautifully maintained, beautifully laid out and terribly moving graveyard.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Went here specifically to see my great uncle's headstone, killed in 1915 aged 18. The cemeteries are so well kept it's amazing. Over 5000 war dead in this one alone Still reeling from the numbers.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visited as my great uncle is among those buried there. I was not prepared for the sheer size of this cemetery. Beautiful and serene.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Went back with friends are an earlier visit with wife. Still some of the most impressive war grave sites. Built around a moat of country house.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

A well maintained quiet cemetery. A mixture of gravestones from Britain, Australian and NZ. Good explanation at entrance about the site.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

A well-kept and quiet ceremony. The remains of Bedford House cellar really emphasise the destruction of the wars, and the sheer amount of gravestones is incredibly moving.

Thank Josh H
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have visited this cemetery regularly since 1983, and every time it is in immaculate condition. It is touching, and a reminder of the futility of war, to see a couple of German graves in with the commonwealth ones.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

A quiet cemetery within easy reach of Ypres is well worth a visit as it is immaculate and a fitting resting place for those that sacrificed so much.

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