Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ieper (Ypres) Office

Summer flowers growing around some of the graves for the 10,755 in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery near Poperinge.

The CWGC office in Ypres is the head office for the Northern Europe Area, which includes responsibility for the administration and maintenance of all the British and Commonwealth military cemeteries and official commemorative memorials in Belgium.

Plant nursery at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
Plant nursery at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Founded in 1917 the Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains graves and memorials all over the world for over 1.7 million British and Commonwealth casualties who died in the First and Second World Wars and in subsequent conflicts.

Visitors may call in during office opening hours without an appointment to make enquiries about finding a grave or place of commemoration in the British and Commonwealth military cemeteries or memorials in Belgium and other parts of the world.

Location of CWGC Ieper (Ypres) Office

The CWGC office in Ieper (Ypres) is located on Elverdingsestraat in the north-west part of the town. It is about 15 minutes' walk from the Grote Markt (market square).

CWGC Office Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 hours and 13.00 to 16.00 hours

Address & Contact Details

 

Northern Europe Area

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

82 Elverdingsestraat

B-8900 Ieper

Belgium

Telephone: +32 (0)57 20 01 18

Fax +32 (0)57 21 80 14

Related Topics

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

Visiting Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele (Passendale), the largest British military cemetery in the world.
Visiting Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele (Passendale).

See our information page about the CWGC to find out what information is available for all military casualties of the First World War who died, and to get a link to the CWGC searchable online “Debt of Honour” register.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Cemeteries & Memorials on the Ypres Salient Battlefields

For listings and locations of the cemeteries, monuments and memorials of all nations to be found on the 1914-1918 Ypres Slalient battlefields see our pages:

Cemeteries on the Ypres Salient Battlefields

Monuments & Memorials on the Ypres Salient Battlefields