White House Cemetery St. Jean-les-Ypres
|White House Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres|
|Owned by:||Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Number of gravesites:||849|
|Website:||White House Cemetery|
The White House Cemetery is located north-east of Ieper (Ypres) Belgium. It contains burials from the Great War including 71 Canadians.
White House Cemetery was begun in March 1915 and used until April 1918 by units holding this part of the line. It then comprised most of the present Plots I and II; but after the Armistice these Plots were completed, and III and IV added, when graves were brought in from the battlefields around Ypres (now Ieper) and from a number of small burial grounds.
There are now 1,163 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 322 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 16 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of 28 casualties who were buried in other cemeteries, but whose graves could not be found on concentration. The cemetery also contains eight Second World War burials, all dating from May 1940.
The Cemetery is located north-east of Ieper on the Brugseweg (N313) in the direction of Roeselare/Brugge.
From the Grote Markt in Ieper take the road called Korte Torhoutstraat and at the end turn left into Lange Torhoutstraat, follow this road over the roundabout into Kalfvart and continue to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn right into Brugseweg and the cemetery is along here on the left before the village of St.Jan.
"We Rest Here"
The following member related to Signals is buried here.
|Headstone||Service Number||Rank and Name||Grave Location|
|-||Lieutenant JM Beckett||III. F. 7.|