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World War I Sites
Managed By: Icon Here WWI Sites
Description:
To create a category that documents, records, and catalogues historic sites and objects related to The Great War. This category is not intended for World War I monuments and memorials (as that is a separate category). Instead, this is meant to categorize sites vital and of historic interest to the war. See our expanded description for more details.
Expanded Description:
World War I was the war to end all wars. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The intent of this category is to waymark, record, document, and photograph sites that played a role during the Great War.

Acceptable waymarks include, but not limited to:

- battlefields
- museums which contain WWI related artifacts
- training centers
- vehicles used for WWI military purposes (excludes civilian, unless it was used in battle or a direct and clear connection to WWI)
- graves of historic figures (generals, officers, presidents, royalty, unknowns, etc.)
- cemeteries (where 50% or more of the cemetery are WWI veterans; this excludes veteran sections unless that section is a different cemetery)

Non-acceptable waymarks include:

- graves of WWI veterans (unless notable either in valor or aesthetically)
- artillery (cannons, shells, ect. should be waymarked in the static artillery category unless displayed in a museum setting, of which the museum shall be waymarked)
- WWI memorials or monuments (unless erected before the end of the war [pre-1917])
- historical markers (unless that specific historical marker is about a WWI site that is no longer standing).

Please note the following:

~* If multiple historic markers are present and are discussing the same site, only one waymark shall be submitted.

~* If a historical marker exists about a standing structure, the waymark should be about the structure and not the historic marker. However, historic markers can and should be used in your waymark, but it should not be the main subject of the object or site you are waymarking.

~* If a smaller site is located within a larger (such as a cannon inside a museum), then the larger site shall be waymarked which includes all items within larger.

~* There might be some ambiguity as to what is accepted and what is not. As the category progresses, we may accept more of one object or grandfather another. Note that these requirements may be updated as submissions get reviewed and we (officers) reserve the right to update the category at anytime without any notice. If there is any uncertainty in your waymark, feel free to email any of the officers to receive clarification in creating your waymark.
Instructions for Posting a World War I Sites Waymark:
Due to WWI being a world-wide conflict, there are numerous sites scattered around the globe. Because of this, we do require that all waymarks are submitted with, at the bare minimum, an English translation. This is to ensure that the reviewers, as well as anyone else reading your waymark, has a basic understanding of the history behind your site.

1. PHOTOS - We required at least 2 photos. However, depending on the size of the site, additional photos may be requested on a case by case basis. It is best to take as many photos as possible to capture as much of the site as you can.

Any photo that is questionable (i.e. may not have been taken by yourself) will result in an immediate denial. Watermarked and copy-written photos are not permitted unless you personally took them. In that case, leave a reviewer note so that this may be waived and investigated. You must have actually taken the photos yourself. The ONLY exception to this rule are uncategorized waymarks, which may be submitted for approval into the category.

Try your best to take unobstructed pictures of the site. Things like trees, power poles/lines, and even cars may get in the way of photographing. Do you best to avoid these in your photos. This also implies no GPS or selfie photos are permitted.

-- Museums and other buildings or large structures including cemeteries --
If you are waymarking a building/cemetery, then a photo of the sign and a photo of the building/cemetery is required. If it is a museum, then photos of artifacts may also be needed.

-- Historical Markers --
If you are waymarking a historical marker, one clear photo of the marker must be taken as well as a photo of the marker in its environment. The clear close up photo must be legible where the text can be read easily. This is the same requirement for any historical marker category.

-- Other Objects --
If you are waymarking a notable historical object not in a museum setting, a close up photo of the object is required in addition to a photo of it in its surroundings.

2. NAME - Name your waymarking in the following manner:
Location or object - city or town, state/country (abbreviated unless usually not)

--Examples--
Clairiere de l'Armistice - Rethondes, France
Belgian Military Cemetery - Houthulst, Belgium
National WWI Museum and Memorial - Kansas City, MO
Grave of President Woodrow Wilson - Washington, DC

3. COORDINATES -- You should obtain your coordinates as close to the site or object as possible. If this is a large building or site, coordinates can be obtained at the main entrance or visitor center (please specify in the variables AND in your short description).

4. DESCRIPTIONS -- SHORT descriptions should describe a brief history of the site or object. Where is it located in the city? Where are the coordinates taken? What is one notable aspect of the item you are waymarking? These should be addressed in the short description and expanded in the long.

LONG descriptions need to have at least 3 personally written sentences by yourself. This is in addition to any copied text from online sources or a historical marker. Describe the site in detail and your experience. When did you take your photos? Is the item or object in good shape or falling apart and needing repair? Is parking difficult? These questions, among others deemed necessary for your site, should be addressed in the long description. Copied text must properly be cited, with the website that the text is from directly after the copied text. Note, the website in the variable section is for the site you are waymarking such as the museum website or local tourism website. This is NOT where you put your website for the copied text.

5. VARIABLES -- All variables are marked required and, therefore, shall be completed prior to approval. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Take at least one, clear photo of the site or object. This must be a personally obtained photo and not taken from the internet. You must also describe your experience. Any differences since the waymark was approved? Was the museum closed? Was the object moved? Has it deteriorated more? Give details!
Category Settings:
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Variables:
  • Type of Historic Site
  • Address of Building, Object, or Site
  • Website
  • Admission Prices
  • One a Scale from 1-5, How Vital was the Site in WWI?
  • Posted Coordinates Location
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World War I SitesNational Explosives works - Cornwall, UK

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Explosive production - During the First World War, 1800 people were employed and the works supplied cordite to the Royal Navy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MoreOutdoor

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/19/2022

last visited: 1/11/2022

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World War I SitesLondon Rifle Brigade Cemetery - Ploegsteert, Belgique

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EN - London Rifle Brigade Cemetery is located 15 Kms south of Ieper town centre. FR - Le cimetière de la London Rifle Brigade est situé à 15 km au sud du centre-ville d'Ypres.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Hainaut, Belgium

date approved: 3/7/2022

last visited: 3/8/2022

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World War I SitesUS Army Quartermaster Depot - Jeffersonville, IN

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Established as a Civil War Supply Depot, during WWI this facility became the World's Largest Shirt Factory (making 700K shirts/month) and also churned out 500 sets of horse-drawn ambulance harnesses a week

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Indiana

date approved: 2/25/2022

last visited: 2/28/2022

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World War I SitesHôtel de Crillon - Paris, France

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The hotel housed members of the American delegation to the Paris Peace Conference after World War I, including President Wilson's key advisor, Edward House. There is a commemorative plaque in the hotel's lobby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 1/18/2022

last visited: 1/23/2022

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World War I SitesElzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery - Ypres, Belgique

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EN - This cemetery is named from a brewery which stood opposite FR - Ce cimetière tire son nom d'une brasserie qui se dressait en face

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 1/16/2022

last visited: 1/22/2022

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World War I SitesBelgenmonument - Amersfoort - the Netherlands

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After the fall of Antwerp about 14.500 Belgian soldiers fled to the Netherlands were they were interned. This enormous monument was built as a gift to the Netherlands from Belgium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member eilers1

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 1/10/2022

last visited: 4/25/2022

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World War I SitesHungarian National Assembly - Budapest, Hungary

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István Tisza held his first war speech in the Hungarian parliament on 28 July 1914.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: Budapest, Hungary

date approved: 12/27/2021

last visited: 1/16/2022

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World War I SitesCimetière militaire allemand de Wicres Village - Wicres, France

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En - This cemetery is south of the village, not far from the Church and at the far end of the Church. Fr - Ce cimetière est au sud du village, non loin de l'Église e tout au bout de l'Église.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 12/25/2021

last visited: 12/27/2021

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World War I SitesWestouter Churchyard & Extension - Westouter, Belgique

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[En]The village of Westoutre remained in Allied hands from the early months of the First World War. [Fr]Le village de Westoutre est resté entre les mains des alliés depuis les premiers mois de la Première Guerre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 12/25/2021

last visited: 12/27/2021

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World War I SitesRamparts cemetery Lille Gate - Ypres, Begique

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Fr - Le cimetière des Remparts se trouve dans la ville d’Ypres. En - Ramparts Cemetery lies within the town of Ieper itself. Nl - Ramparts Cemetery ligt in de stad Ieper zelf.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 12/25/2021

last visited: 12/27/2021

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World War I SitesPhalempin Communal Cemetery - Phalempin, France

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EN - Phalempin is a village in the Department of the Nord, 8 kilometres south-west of Lille. FR - Phalempin est un village du département du Nord, à 8 kilomètres au sud-ouest de Lille.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 12/24/2021

last visited: 12/25/2021

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World War I SitesGerman War Cemetery - Wambrechies, France

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EN - The German military cemetery at Wambrechies was established in September 1916 by Bavarian troops. FR - Le cimetière militaire allemand de Wambrechies a été créé en septembre 1916 par les troupes bavaroises.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 12/24/2021

last visited: 12/25/2021

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World War I SitesDeutscher Soldatenfriedhof Illies - Illies, France

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[En] The military cemetery is located southwest of Lille. [Fr] Le cimetière militaire est situé au sud-ouest de Lille.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 12/22/2021

last visited: 12/25/2021

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World War I SitesNécropole Nationale de Notre-Dame de Lorette - Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France

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[EN] Notre Dame de Lorette is the world's largest French military cemetery with 40,057 graves. [FR] Notre Dame de Lorette est le plus grand cimetière militaire français au monde avec 40 057 tombes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 12/18/2021

last visited: 12/23/2021

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World War I SitesTerlincthun British Cemetery - Wimille - France

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[EN] The military cemetery of Wimille in the French department of Pas-de-Calais [FR] Le cimetière militaire de Wimille dans le département français du Pas-de-Calais.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 12/18/2021

last visited: 12/18/2021

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World War I SitesAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension - Abbeville, France

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[EN] Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of the First World War. [FR] L'extension du cimetière communal d'Abbeville est un cimetière de la Commission des sépultures de guerre du Commonwealth pour les morts de la Première Guerre mondiale.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 12/18/2021

last visited: 12/18/2021

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World War I SitesEbblinghem Military Cemetery - Ebblinghem, France

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[EN] Ebblinghem Military Cemetery is a British military cemetery with fallen soldiers from the First World War. [FR] Le cimetière militaire d'Ebblinghem est un cimetière militaire britannique avec des soldats tombés au combat de la Première Guerre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 12/15/2021

last visited: 12/25/2021

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World War I SitesSailly sur la Lys Canadian Cemetery - Sailly sur la Lys, France

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EN - The Cemetery is on the north-west side of the road between Armentieres and Bethune. FR - Le cimetière est sur le côté nord-ouest de la route entre Armentières et Bethune.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 12/12/2021

last visited: 12/12/2021

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World War I SitesDodengang - Diksmuide (Kaaskerke), Belgium

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[EN] The Dodengang (Dutch, also called Trench of Death in English and Le Boyau de la mort in French) is a World War I memorial site [FR] Le Dodengang (en néerlandais, aussi appelé Tranchée de la mort en anglais et Le Boyau de la mort en français) est un site commémoratif de la Première Guerre mondiale.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 12/4/2021

last visited: 12/4/2021

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World War I SitesPolygon Wood Cemetery - Zonnebeke, Belgium

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[EN] "Polygon Wood Cemetery" is a WWI cemetery located in Zonnebeke, near Ypres. [FR] « Polygon Wood Cemetery » est un cimetière de la Première Guerre mondiale situé à Zonnebeke, près d'Ypres.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 12/4/2021

last visited: 12/4/2021

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World War I SitesX Farm Cemetery - La Chappelle d'Armentieres, France

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EN - The cemetery 'X Farm Cemetery' is a cemetery of the First World War located in La Chapelle-d'Armentières (North). FR - Le cimetière « X Farm Cemetery » est un cimetière de la Première Guerre mondiale situé à La Chapelle-d'Armentières (Nord).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 12/4/2021

last visited: 12/5/2021

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World War I SitesHedge Row Trench Cemetery - Zillebeke, Belgique

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EN - The cemetery, also known as Ravine Wood Cemetery, was founded in March 1915 and closed in August 1917. FR - e cimetière, également connu sous le nom de Ravine Wood Cemetery, a été fondé en mars 1915 et fermé en août 1917.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 12/4/2021

last visited: 12/5/2021

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World War I SitesRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery - Zillebeke, Belgium

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EN - Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) is located 2 Kms south-east of Ieper town centre. FR - Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) est situé à 2 km au sud-est du centre-ville d'Ypres.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 12/4/2021

last visited: 12/5/2021

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World War I SitesDuitse oorlogsbunker uit 1917 - Lokeren, Belgique

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FR - Bunker allemand de 1917. EN - German bunker from 1917. NL - Duitse bunker uit 1917.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 12/3/2021

last visited: 12/5/2021

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World War I SitesAbeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery - Poperinge, Belgium

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[EN] Abeele Military Airfield Cemetery is located 16 kilometers west of downtown Ypres on the N38, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. [FR] Abeele Cimetière militaire d'aérodrome est situé à 16 kilomètres à l' ouest du centre-ville d' Ypres sur la N38, une route qui mène de la route N308 reliant Ypres à Poperinge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 12/3/2021

last visited: 12/3/2021

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