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Tancrez Farm Military Cemetery

Updated: Nov 24, 2023


The commune of Ploegsteert remained under Allied occupation for much of the First World War, but was in German hands from 10 April to 29 September 1918. Tancrez Farm Cemetery stands behind a rebuilt farm house which during the war housed an aid post. It was begun in December 1914 and was carried on by field ambulances and fighting units until March 1918.


The cemetery marks the point that is considered to be the southern limit of the Salient with the front line located some 500m to the east of the cemetery.


The cemetery was designed by Charles Holden. There two men from Falkirk and District buried here.

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Cemetery Location

Tancrez Farm Cemetery is located 17 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 the village of Ploegsteert lies the left hand turning onto Chemin de la Blanche (Witteweg). The cemetery is located by taking the first right hand turning from the Witteweg, past Motor Car Cemetery. At the end of this road the road turns to the left towards Touquet. The cemetery is located 500 metres along this road (Rue du Touquet) on the left hand side of the road.


FALKIRK AND DISTRICT MEN BURIED HERE





Falkirk

8349 Sergeant John Markie

6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers

29.3.16

I.F.6












Carron & Carronshore

9505 Private A B Cunningham

6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Age 27

21.4.16

I.F.5

Son of William & Margaret Cunningham, 85 West Carron, Falkirk. Native of Slamannan





Burials

The cemetery now contains 333 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. Six of the burials are unidentified but there is a Special Memorial to one casualty known to be buried among them. There are also two German war graves.


UK – 306

Australian – 19

New Zealand – 3

South African – 4

German – 2

Unnamed - 6

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