Bas-Warneton (Neerwaasten) Communal Cemetery
|Bas-Warneton (Neerwaasten) Communal
Cemetery is located 12 Km south east of Ieper town centre on a road leading
from the Rijselsestraat N336, connecting Ieper to Bas-Warneton and onto
Lille. 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, (N336). 3.5 Km along the N336 lies a fork junction with the
N365, the left hand fork of which continues the N336 towards Bas-Warneton.
On reaching the village of Bas-Warneton the road name becomes chaussee
d`Ypres. The cemetery is located by turning left onto the N515 chaussee de
Warneton. 1 Km along this road lies the right hand turning onto the rue de
l`Ancienne Place. The cemetery is located 600 metres along this road on a
track junction with chemin du Prieure.
The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. Bas-Warneton Communal Cemetery contains 53 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, six of them unidentified.
No. of Identified Casualties: 47
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