Polygon Wood Cemetery - Zonnebeke, Belgium
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N 50° 51.450 E 002° 59.434
31U E 499336 N 5633978
Quick Description: [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.
Location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Date Posted: 12/4/2021 2:19:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM15BZ2
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.

"Polygon Wood Cemetery is located 8 kilometers east of Ieper town center, on the Lange Dreve, a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8) connecting Ypres to Menen.

Polygon Wood is a large wood located one mile south of the village of Zonnebeke which was completely devastated during the First World War. The wood was cleared by the Commonwealth troops at the end of October 1914, abandoned on May 3, 1915, resumed at the end of September 1917 by Australian troops, evacuated in the battles of the Lys, and finally taken over by the 9 ( Scottish) Division on September 28, 1918.

Polygon Woodyard Cemetery is an irregular first-line graveyard manufactured between August 1917 and April 1918, 1918. The cemetery contains 107 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, of which 19 were unidentified. 60 people buried here served with the New Zealand forces. There is also a German grave in the cemetery.

The cemeteries and the memorial were designed by Charles Holden."

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 Polygon Wood est situé à 8 kilomètres à l'est du centre-ville d'Ypres, sur la Lange Dreve, une route qui part de la Meenseweg (N8) reliant Ypres à Menin.

Polygon Wood est un grand bois situé à 1,6 kilomètre au sud du village de Zonnebeke qui a été complètement dévasté pendant la Première Guerre mondiale. Le bois fut défriché par les troupes du Commonwealth à la fin d'octobre 1914, abandonné le 3 mai 1915, repris à la fin de septembre 1917 par les troupes australiennes, évacué dans les batailles de la Lys, et finalement repris par le 9 (écossais) Division le 28 septembre 1918.

Le cimetière de bois de Polygone est un cimetière irrégulier de première ligne fabriqué entre août 1917 et avril 1918 Septembre 1918. Le cimetière contient 107 sépultures du Commonwealth de la Première Guerre mondiale, dont 19 non identifiées. 60 des personnes enterrées ici ont servi avec les forces néo-zélandaises. Il y a aussi une tombe allemande dans le cimetière.

Les cimetières et le mémorial ont été conçus par Charles Holden."

Sources : Le Cimetière

Type of Historic Site: Military Cemetery

Address of Building, Object, or Site:
Lange dreve
Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen Belgium

Website: [Web Link]

Admission Prices: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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