New Irish Farm Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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New Irish Farm Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Entrance marker
Used for those deceased 1917–1918
EstablishedAugust 1917
Location50°52′23″N 02°53′51″E / 50.87306°N 2.89750°E / 50.87306; 2.89750
Designed bySir Reginald Blomfield
Total burials4716
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source:

New Irish Farm Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of the First World War located near Ypres (now Ieper) in Belgium on the Western Front.

The cemetery grounds were assigned to the United Kingdom in perpetuity by King Albert I of Belgium in recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empire in the defence and liberation of Belgium during the war.[1]


Chinese Labour Corps graves from after the end of the conflict

The cemetery, named after the nickname of a nearby farmhouse,[2] was established in August 1917. It was used until the November, then again in April and May 1918.[3] At the time of the armistice, it was a small cemetery with 73 graves.[2] It was enlarged by concentrating graves from the battlefields to the north-east of Ieper and from small cemeteries.[2]

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.[2]

Concentrated cemeteries[edit]

The following cemeteries were concentrated into New Irish Farm:[2]

  • Admiral's, Boezinge (19 soldiers)
  • Canopus Trench, Langemark (12)
  • Comedy Farm, Langemark (29)
  • Cross Roads, Sint Jan (19)
  • Ferdinand Farm, Langemark (15)
  • Francois Farm, Langemark (23)
  • Fusilier Farm, Boezinge (14)
  • Glimpse Cottage, Boezinge (18)
  • Irish Farm, Sint Jan (54)
  • La Miterie German, Lomme (8)
  • Manor Road, Zillebeke (19)
  • Mirfield, Boezinge (16)
  • Paratonniers Farm, Boezinge (13)
  • Pilckem Road, Boezinge (27)
  • Sint Jan Churchyard (44)
  • Spree Farm, Langemark (14)
  • Vanheule Farm, Langemark (22)
  • Yorkshire, Sint Jan (22)


  1. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
  2. ^ a b c d e "CWGC :: Cemetery Details". Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  3. ^ "NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY". Retrieved 2008-05-04.

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