RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY

 

Comines-Warneton

 

Hainaut

 

Belgium

 

General Directions: Rifle House Cemetery is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate and on 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.

2 Kms after Mesen lies the left hand turning onto Rue St.Yvon. Immediately after passing Prowse Point Military Cemetery lies a right hand turning onto a small road track (unsuitable for vehicles). 1.5 Kms after this junction lies the cemetery, on the track leading into the wood.

 

Further Information: Although Access to the cemetery is easy, it should be noted that the wood can be very wet and boggy, nearest parking is at Prowse Point Cemetery and this is around 1.5 km away.

 

Rifle House Cemetery was named from a strong point, of which no trace now exists. The earliest graves are those of the 1st Rifle Brigade in Plot IV, Rows E to J, beginning in November 1914. The latest are from June 1916. The cemetery was in German hands from 10 April to 29 September 1918.

Rifle House Cemetery contains 230 First World War burials.

The cemetery was designed by William Harrison Cowlishaw

 

Casualty Details: UK 229; Canada 1; Total Burials: 230

 

 

 

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