Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery - Poperinge, Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 48.918 E 002° 39.426
31U E 475843 N 5629341
Quick Description: [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.
Location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Date Posted: 12/3/2021 10:01:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM15BW2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

A military cemetery from the First World War, it is very well maintained like all the others in the region. It is important to discover these places of memory. Let us never forget these young people coming to die with us for our freedom.

"The cemetery, which took its name from an aerodrome that was opposite the site, was begun by French troops in April 1918 and extended by Commonwealth forces in the following July and August.

After the Armistice, the French graves were removed to other burial grounds and the resulting space was re-used to accomodate 25 Commonwealth burials (from April to August 1918) from the French Extension of Boeschepe Churchyard.

Also, 84 American burials, made between July and September 1918, were removed. There are now 104 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in this cemetery. The cemetery was designed by G.H. Goldsmith."

Sources : The Cemetery

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Un cimetière militaire de la première guerre mondiale, il est très bien entretenu comme tous les autres dans la région. C'est important de découvrir ces lieux de mémoire. N'oublions jamais ces jeunes gens venir mourir chez nous pour notre liberté.

" Le cimetière, qui tire son nom d'un aérodrome situé en face du site, a été inauguré par les troupes françaises en avril 1918 et agrandi par les forces du Commonwealth en juillet et août suivants.

Après l'armistice, les tombes françaises ont été déplacées vers d'autres lieux de sépulture et l'espace résultant a été réutilisé pour accueillir 25 sépultures du Commonwealth (d'avril à août 1918) de l'extension française du cimetière de Boeschepe.

De plus, 84 sépultures américaines, effectuées entre juillet et septembre 1918, ont été enlevées. Il y a maintenant 104 sépultures du Commonwealth de la Première Guerre mondiale dans ce cimetière. Le cimetière a été conçu par G.H. Orfèvre."

Sources : Le Cimetière

Type of Historic Site: Military Cemetery

Address of Building, Object, or Site:
Dodemanstraat
Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen Belgium
8978


Website: [Web Link]

Admission Prices: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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Posted Coordinates Location:
At the main entrance of cemetery


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