Tuileries British Cemetery is located 3 Kms east of Ieper town centre, on
the Maaldestedestraat, a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8), connecting
Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via
Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main
cross roads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg.
The commune of Zillebeke contains many Commonwealth cemeteries as the front
line trenches ran through it during the greater part of the First World War.
The Tuileries, or tile-works, were a little north-west of Zillebeke village
and in 1915, a number of Commonwealth and French soldiers were buried there.
Later, many of the graves were destroyed when the cemetery was very badly
The cemetery contains 95 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the
First World War. Only 26 graves (of which 16 are unidentified) are known and
marked, and special memorials commemorate 69 Commonwealth and two French
casualties whose graves in the cemetery were destroyed.
The cemetery was designed by Captain
Wilfred Clement Von Berg, MC.
CASUALTY DETAILS: UK 95;
France 3; Total Burials: 98
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