Ypres Town Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and Extension
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Used for those deceased 1914–1915, 1918 and 1940|
near Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium
|Designed by||Sir Reginald Blomfield|
|Total burials||145 (cemetery), 643 (extension)|
|Burials by nation|
|Burials by war|
|Statistics source:  and  at wo1.be|
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.
Ypres formed a salient in the Western Front of the First World War, with fighting continuously in the area throughout the war. The city, which was destroyed over the course of the conflict, was a forward base for Commonwealth troops. The municipal cemetery for the town was used for burials of dead Commonwealth troops from October 1914, with a military-exclusive extension cemetery being opened next to it at the same time.
The main cemetery and its extension were in use until 1915 and then used again in 1918. The extension was expanded by the concentration of graves from nearby small cemeteries and battlefield burials.
Between the two cemeteries and the two wars, 788 men are buried here. The sites are also used by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for its own permanent staff and their families, with alternative designs of headstones slightly set apart.
The cemetery and extension were designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
Grave of Prince Maurice of Battenberg
- First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
- Cemetery: Cemetery Details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
- Extension: Cemetery Details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
- WO1.be on the cemetery
- WO1.be – extension
- Ieper Stedelijke Begraafplaats; a.k.a. Ieperse Stedelijke Begraafplaats, Ypres Town Cemetery at Find a Grave
- Ypres Town Cemetery Extension at Find a Grave