Ixelles Cemetery

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Ixelles Cemetery
Military monument, sculptor Charles Samuel, at the "pelouse d'honneur".

The Ixelles Cemetery (French: Cimetière d'Ixelles, Dutch: begraafplaats van Elsene), located in Ixelles in the southern part of Brussels, is one of the major cemeteries in Belgium.

The Ixelles Cemetery also refers to a neighbourhood with a lot of bars and restaurants for students, north of the actual cemetery. It is in fact located between the two main campuses of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Solbosch and La Plaine).

Graves[edit]

Personalities buried here include:

War Graves[edit]

In the "pelouse d'honneur" in Block A are buried First World War soldiers from Belgium, France, Italy, Russia and Great Britain (twelve identified soldiers) who died mainly as prisoners-of-war.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victor Horta, David Dernie and Alastair Carew-Cox, page 211
  2. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report. British details obtained from casualty record.

Coordinates: 50°48′54″N 4°23′31″E / 50.815°N 4.392°E / 50.815; 4.392