Situation in 1939

German cemeteries that remained in Belgium before WW II in Belgium by province

 

You need to know that :
Gemeinde Friedhof = Communal churchyard or cemetery
Militär Friedhof or Ehrenfriedhof = Military cemetery

 

1 Antwerpen

1 Antwerpen Schoonselhof – on the city cemetery : 621 burials
In the 1950’s the identified burials went to Vladslo cemetery, while the unknown ones were moved to Langemark
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Post war photo from the German war graves at Schoonselhof

2 Lier – Belgian-German cemetery : no number of burials given
But we know that in between 20 and 25 June 1956 there were excavated 219 burials of which 168 were identified and moved to Vladslo, 51 others went to Langemark as unknown.

3 Mechelen – on the city cemetery : 191 or 192 burials
Identified burials were moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.
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2 Brabant

1 Evere Brussel – on the cemetery of the city : 1142 burials
The cemetery remains still there today
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German photo from 1915

2 Grimbergen Pont Brulé – on the communal cemetery : 15 burials

3 Halle – on the communal cemetery : 214 burials, however the Belgian register said 233 in 1925
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

4 Houthem St Marguerite – on the Belgian military cemetery : no number of burials given, but probably 151 German ones
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.
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5 Leuven – on the cemetery of the city : 184 burials
The identified burials were moved to Vladslo and the unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.
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6 Merchtem – on the communal cemetery : 17 burials

7 Sint Gilles – on the communal cemetery : 1 burial

8 Schaffen – on the communal cemetery : 10 burials

9 Tienen – on the communal cemetery : 111 burials
The identified burials were moved to Vladslo and the unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.
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10 Ukkel – on the communal cemetery : 1 burial

11 Wespelaar – Ehrenfriedhof 245 : 1065 burials, in the Belgian register of 1925 there were 286
Identified burials were moved to Vladslo, the unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s
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3 Hainaut

1 Aiseau-Bellemotte – Ehrenfriedhof 99 : 226 burials
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.
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The French part of the Belle-Motte cemetery

2 Ath – Ehrenfriedhof 189 : 829 burials, in the Belgian register of 1925 there were 335
The burials were moved in the 1950’s to Vladslo for the identified burials and Langemark for the unknown ones.

3 Bon-Secours – on the communal cemetery : 170 burials
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

4 Boussu-Haine – on the communal cemetery : 92 burials, in the Belgian register of 1925 there was the same number
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

5 Charleroi – on the cemetery of the city : 246 burials, in the Belgian register of 1925 it said 236
The burials were moved in the 1950’s to Vladslo for the identified burials and Langemark for the unknown ones.
Interesting is that some tank crew members were among them.
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6 Chatelet – Ehrenfriedhof 102 (Chateau d’eau) : 322 burials, in the Belgian register of 1925 it said 151
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

7 Chatelet – on the communal cemetery – no number of burials given
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.
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Burials from August 1914

8 Elouges (-leutre?) on the communal cemetery : 3 burials

9 Erquelines – on the communal cemetery : 58 burials
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

10 Fleurus (probably) – on the communal cemetery : 2 burials

11 Gozée – Ehrenfriedhof 212 : 1282 burials, in the Belgian register from 1925 there were 559
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.
Inauguration du cimetière franco-allemand de la Pépinière à Gozée
Inauguration of the memorial by the German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1916
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12 Hautrage – mixed German and Commonwealth cemetery, Kriegerfriedhof 190 – no number of burials given

13 Jemappes – on the communal cemetery : 14 burials

14 Marcinelle – on the communal cemetery mixed German and Commonwealth burials – no number of burials given
Today there are 328 burials of German soldiers, of which 98 are unidentified ones.

15 Marquain – on the communal cemetery : 1 burial

16 Maisières – on the communal cemetery : 13 burials

17 Mons – on the cemetery of the city : 1126 burials, in the Belgian register from 1925 it said 1112 burials
Moved to Vladslo in the 1950’s for the identified burials and unidentified ones to Langemark.
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18 Mons – German burials on the British part of the cemetery : no number of burials given

19 Ramegnies-Chin – Ehrenfriedhof 210 Froyennes : 694 burials, in the Belgian register of 1925 there were 441
The identified burials were moved to Vladslo, the unknown ones, if there were any, to Langemark.
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20 Rongy – on the communal cemetery : 1 burial

21 Roselies – Ehrenfriedhof 100 : 945 or 946 burials, in the Belgian register of 1925 there were 177
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.
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22 Saint Bernard – on the communal cemetery : 2 burials

23 Saint Symphorien – mixed German and Commonwealth cemetery : no number of burials given
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24 Thuin – Ehrenfriedhof 92 : 307 burials
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

25 Thuin – on the communal cemetery : 1 burial

26 Thulin – on the communal cemetery : 6 burials

27 Tournai – Ehrenfriedhof Sud 209 : 429 burials
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.
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German memorial on the cemetery (Archives Iconographiques du Tournaisis)
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The memorial also had an Allied side in the Interbellum (Archives Iconographiques du Tournaisis)

28 Tournai – on the cemetery of the city : 286 burials, in the Belgian register of 1925
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

29 Wasmes – on the communal cemetery : 2 burials

 

4 Liège

1 Herstal-Rhées – on the communal cemetery : 95 burials
The cemetery still exists today
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Source : Joop Peeters

2 Huy – on the communal cemetery : 70 burials, in the Belgian register of 1925 same number

3 Liège-Robermont –on the cemetery of the city : 776 burials
This cemetery still exists today
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Source : Joop Peeters

4 Liège Saint Walburge – on the cemetery of the community : 31 burials
These were moved to Vladslo in the 1950’s.  The number is not known concerning identified and unknown burials.  These last one went to Langemark.
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Liège Saint Walburge – Inauguration of the Memorial 6 August 1915

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Source : Joop Peeters

5 Ougrée-Boncelles – Ehrenfriedhof 240 or 246 ? : 277 burials

6 Romsée – Ehrenfriedhof 195 : 89 burials, curiously the Belgian register mentioned 89 burials
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Source : Joop Peeters
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Source : Joop Peeters

7 Saive-Rabosée – Ehrenfriedhof 250 : 428 burials
The identified burials were moved to Vladslo, the unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s

8 Spa – on the city cemetery : 64 burials, in 1925 the Belgian register mentioned the same number
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The German emperor Wilhelm II at Spa.  The burials in this city were mostly ones from the Waldgenesungsheim or the forest cure camp.

9 Verviers – on the cemetery of the city : 61 burials, same number in the Belgian register from 1925

 

5 Limburg

1 Leopoldsburg (Bourg Leopold) – Ehrenfriedhof 200 : 586 burials
These were all moved to Lommel. Some sources say there were only 542 burials
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German chaplain with soldiers and officers at Leopoldsburg

2 Haelen – Ehrenfriedhof 223 : 109 or 110 burials, in the Belgian register of 1925, 43 or 45 (unreadable)
In 1955-57 this one was moved to Vladso
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6 Luxembourg

1 Anloy-Wald – Ehrenfriedhof 83 mixed German French cemetery, no number of burials given

2 Anloy-Heide – Ehrenfriedhof 116 mixed German French cemetery, no number of burials given
This cemetery still exists today

3 Arlon – Ehrenteil I and II on the cemetery of the city : 305 burials
Memorial
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Memorial for the German Military Railway men at Arlon cemetery

 

4 Arlon – it is said on the communal cemetery : 3 burials

5 Bellefontaine – Ehrenfriedhof 63, mixed German French cemetery, no number of burials given
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6 Bertrix-Heide – Ehrenfriedhof 74, mixes German French cemetery, no number of burials given
This cemetery still exists today
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Map of the Heidefriedhof Bertrix in the Interbellum

 

7 Bleid – Bois Le Mat – Ehrenfriedhof 75 : 304 burials, Belgian register from 1925 had 152 burials

8 Bouillon – on the communal cemetery : 70 burials

9 Ehrenfriedhof 50 : 37 burials

10 Hachy – on the communal cemetery : 8 burials

11 Halanzy – on the communal cemetery, mixed German French graves : no number of burials given
This cemetery still exists today

12 Herbeumont – said to be a German French mass grave on the communal cemetery : no number of burials given

13 Hendemont – on the communal cemetery : 1 burial

14 Ichouville – Ehrenfriedhof 76, mixed German French cemetery : no number of burials given

15 Maissin National – Ehrenfriedhof 79, mixed German French cemetery : no number of burials given
This cemetery still exists today

16 Maissin Fracasinne – Ehrenfriedhof 236, mixed German French cemetery : no number of burials given – probably 209 Germans, of which 40 officers.

17 Mousson-Baranzy – Ehrenfriedhof 54, mixed German French cemetery : no number of burials given
This cemetery still exists today

18 Neufchateau-Malonne – Ehrenfriedhof 81, mixed German French cemetery : no number of burials given
This cemetery still exists today

19 Ochamps-Kapelle – Ehrenfriedhof 77 : 240 burials, in the Belgian register from 1925 there were 63 burials
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Copy from the plan of the cemetery made in 1916

 

20 Orgeo-Biourge – Ehrenfriedhof 248 : 671 burials, originally 337

21 Robelmont – Ehrenfriedhof 45 : 209 burials, originally 78 Germans and 160 Frenchmen – The building at the entrance still exists today
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Plan of the Robelmont cemetery in between the World Wars

 

22 Rossignol Wald – Ehrenfriedhof 199, mixed German French cemetery, no number of burials given

23 Saint Vincent – Ehrenfriedhof 197 : 693 burials, in the Belgian register from 1925 there were 464 burials, the German memorial mentioned 465, but this was before other cemeteries were moved to this location.  18 of the original burials were officers, all seem to have been victims from the battle on 22 August 1914, as were 447 men.
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24 Termes – Ehrenfriedhof 198 : 405 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register was noted 186 Germans and 109 French

25 Tintigny-Tilleul – Ehrenfriedhof 196 : 117 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register there were 110

26 Virton-Bellevue – Ehrenfriedhof 264, mixed German French cemetery : no number of burials given
This cemetery still exists today

27 Virton – Ehrenfriedhof 154 : 123 burials, curiously the Belgian 1925 register mentioned 124 burials…

 

7 Namur

1 Biesme-Wagnée – Ehrenfriedhof 218 : 319 burials, Belgian register 1925 said 170 at the time
The cemetery was moved in the 1950’s to Vladslo for the identified soldiers and Langemark for the unknown bodies.
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Erich Wichmann is now buried at Vladslo

2 Biesme-Devant les Bois – Ehrenfriedhof 218bis : 32 burials, same number in the Belgian register in 1925
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

3 Champion-?-Fooz – Ehrenfriedhof 201 : 203 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 202 burials
Indentified burials moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

4 Mariembourg – Ehrenfriedhof 205 : 627 burials
The identified soldiers were moved to Vladslo in the 1950’s, the unknowns normally to Langemark.
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5 Namur Belgrade – Ehrenteil I and II on the cemetery of the city : 657 burials
The identified soldiers were moved to Vladslo in the 1950’s, the unknowns probably to Langemark.  As is the case with three helferinnen which are mentioned on the bronze plaques at Langemark.  They were originally buried at Namur.
Many graves were not found back as civilians had been buried on top of the German burials and many Germans who are remembered at Langemark are actually still buried here.

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Namur-Belgrade during the Great War

6 Onhaye – Ehrenfriedhof 88 : 474 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register there were only 84 at the time
The cemetery was moved in the 1950’s to Vladslo for the identified bodies and Langemark for the unknown ones.

7 Saint Gérard Maison – Ehrenfriedhof 90 : 1031 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register there were only 178 at the time
The identified soldiers were moved to Vladslo in the 1950’s, the unknowns probably to Langemark.

8 Tarcienne – Ehrenfriedhof 120 (?) : no number of burials given
178 burials, still exists today

 

8 Oost-Vlaanderen

1 Aalst – Ehrenteil on the city cemetery : 299 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register same number
Known burials were moved to Vladslo and the unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

2 Oudenaarde – on the cemetery of the city : 364 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 365
In the burial book at the RAM from 1934 the 364 burials are confirmed

3 Dendermonde Appels – mixed German Belgian cemetery : no number of burials given
The burial book at the RAM mentioned this as Ehrenfriedhof 25 with 302 burials in 1934
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Drawing from 1934 showing indeed 302 burials at Appels (Source : RAM)

 

4 Deinze – ehrenfriedhof 206 : 682 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register there were 584 at the time
According to the burial book at the RAM from 1934 there were 665 burials and 180 of these were unknowns.
It seems that the known ones were buried at Vladslo and the unknown ones at Langemark kameradengrab.

5 Geraardsbergen – on the cemetery of the city : 262 burials
We know that originally there were only 13 burials on the cemetery at the end of the war. The burial register from this period is at the RAM
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Drawing of Grammont or Geraardsbergen cemetery post war (Source : RAM)

 

6 Gent – on the Westfriedhof : 1326 burials
All burials from Gent were moved to Vladslo, unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s
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7 Melle – Ehrenfriedhof 233 : 210 burials

8 Sint Niklaas Waes – on the cemetery of the city : 80 burials

 

9 West-Vlaanderen

1 Aartrijke-Wijnendaele – Ehrenfriedhof 20 : 435 burials
In the burial book that is kept at the RAM we found that the last number was 430, however there are 5 extra graves as well in it so the count is right in this case.
Moved to Vladslo in the 1950’s.  It seems 424 went to Vladslo, and probably 11 unknown ones to Langemark
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Plan from the late 1920’s for the Aartrijke cemetery (Source : RAM)

 

2 Anzegem – Ehrenfriedhof 108 : 2091 burials, and according to the Belgian 1925 register 486 burials at the time and the same number was found back in the burial book at the RAM in 1931
In the 1950’s the 1374 identified burials went to Menenwald and the 726 unidentified ones to Langemark.  In this case, the number of burials had grown !

3 Ardooie Bergmolen – Ehrenfriedhof 168 : 360 burials
The burial book in the RAM has 370 burials
Remarkable, only 4 unknown burials here that were moved to Langemark and 357 identified ones to Menen in the 1950’s
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Drawing of the Ardooie Bergmolen cemetery during the Interbellum (Source : RAM)

 

4 Beselare In de Ster – Ehrenfriedhof 51 : 1032 burials
According to an undated burial book at the RAM 953 burials, so more may have been added.
Reburials were done in 1955 and on that moment 774 identified burials were moved to Menen and 279 unknown ones to Lagemark Kameradengrab.  That is a total of 1053…
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5 Beselare Hollebosch – Ehrenfriedhof 52 : 1095 burials
In the burial book at the RAM from 1936 there were 1063 names.
And in the 1950’s 954 identified burials were moved to Menen and 117 unknown ones to Langemark.  That is a total of 1071…
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6 Beselare Molenhoek – Ehrenfriedhof 54/55 : 808 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 707
In the original burial book at the RAM there were 204 burials – mostly from RIR 213 and RIR 245
In a later phase there were 294 graves of which 39 were single burials and 255 were in 12 different mass graves, unfortunately undated.
There is discussion about what happened with Broodseinde 103 and approximately 150 burials that should have been moved to here.  This didn’t happen.
364 known burials were moved to Menen in 1955 and 441 unknown ones to langemark.  That is a total of 805…
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7 Beselare Kirche – Ehrenfriedhof 56 RIR 246 : 852 burials
466 known burials were moved to Menen and 394 unknown ones to Langemark, a total of 860 burials ?
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8 Beselare Zwaanhoek – Ehrenfriedhof 100 : 1689 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 312
The burial registers at the RAM tell us this : 344 burials in 1930, 1652 burials in 1936
Among the original burials at this place was Major Julius Graf von Zech from BRIR 16
1156 burials went to Menen and 540 unknown ones went to Langemark in the 1950’s.
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One of the very first burials at Zwaanhoek was from RIR 246 (RIR 246)

9 Bellegem – on the communal cemetery : 1 burial

10 Beveren Roeselare – Ehrenfriedhof 27 : 1615 burials
According to the burial book from Beveren Roeselare in the RAM it concerns 27 burials in total from the cemetery at the church, most from 1914 but also some from 1917
And they were all moved first to Beveren Roeselare 27
Also 15 or 17 others (2 may have been at Egem) from Beveren were buried here as well. 18 from Lichtervelde, 5 from Zwevezele-Koolskamp, 34 from Egem, 7 from Tielt, 2 from Rumbeke, 2 from Oostnieuwekerke, another 7 from Tielt, 2 from Geluwe, 1 from Most (Oostnieuwkerke), 8 from Hooglede, and then a mix in which there were 3 from Passendale, 1 Lichtervelde, 1 Moorslede Koekuit, 2 Moorslede, 1 Lendelede-Doorne, 3 Rumbeke and 1 Dadizele. Situation 20 April 1923
So it is clear that a lot of others have been moved to Beveren afterwards, probably in the 1930’s. – In stages in between there were 1129 and 1342 graves, but unfortunately these are undated.
It seems that Beveren-Roeselare was moved to Menenwald in the 1950’s as in January 1956 1514 known burials were moved to Menen and 184 burials were unknown and moved to the Kameradengrab at Langemark, which is  total of 1698 burials
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11 Klerken Pierkenshoek – Ehrenfriedhof 139, cemetery from RIR 213 : 1478 burials
The burial book at the RAM has 1492 burials in 1936.
There is also an original book from 1922 which mentions that there were 624 burials by that time.
In the 1950’s this cemetery was moved as well, and 1198 identified burials went to Menen, while 309 unidentified ones went to Langemark.  Again more burials then known.

12 Klerken Houthulsterwald – Ehrenfriedhof 143 : 1035 burials
The burial book is at the RAM and in 1936 has 1066 burials
In the original burial book at the RAM the cemetery is named Chateau Devos RIR 215 and had 362 burial before the concentration to this cemetery
In the 1950’s this cemetery was moved and the 933 men that were identified went to Menen and the 125 unknown ones to Langemark
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13 Dadizele Klephoek – Ehrenfriedhof 143 (must be mistake, see above) was actually the 46 : 808 burials
In between 1955 and 1957 the burials were moved to Menen.  That is, the 620 ones that were identified and 238 that remained unknown were moved to Langemark Kameradengrab.  That is a total of 858 burials.

 

14 Dranouter Donegal Farm – Ehrenfriedhof 183 : 2231 burials
791 burials were identified on this cemetery and went to Menen, while the majority, being 1485 burials were unknown ones and went to Langemark in the 1950’s.t

15 Esen Roggeveld – Ehrenfriedhof 156 : 1539 burials in the Belgian 1925 register 496
The burial book at the RAM has 1527 names in it and dates from 1936.
855 identified burials went to Vladslo, the remainder to Langemark as unknown.  In 1955 there were 1532 German burials at Esen.
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Overview of the Roggeveld cemetery at Esen (Source : RAM)

16 Geluwe Ter Hand – Ehrenfriedhof 49 : 400 burials
Two burial books can be found at the RAM, one from 1927 with 317 names in it and another that is undated and names it Pionier Friedhof of the Pionier Regiment 24 and that has also 317 names in it.
More burials were added later.  This happened in the 1930’s and it concerned mostly field graves, a total of 195.  There must have been at least another 101 of which we do not know from where they came that were added after 1927.
In the 1950’s the 369 known burials were moved to Menen and the 244 that were unknown to Langemark Kameradengrab.  That is a total of 613

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Drawing from September 1917 for Geluwe Ter Hand (Source : RAM)

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17 Geluwe Koelberg – Ehrenfriedhof 58/59 : 1370 burials in the Belgian 1925 register 1100
In the 1950’s 813 burials were moved to Menen and 69 that were unidentified to Langemark Kameradengrab.  That is 885 but this number seems to be for the 58 only.
Concerning the 59 404 burials went to Menen and 26 to Langemark.  That is 430.  If you count the two together we have 1315 burials in total, so some 55 burials may be missing.
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Post war photo of the Koelberg or Koelenberg cemetery 

 

18 Geluwe Mühle – Ehrenfriedhof 60 : 1489 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 1164
In 1955 1487 were counted as 1387 went to Menen and 100 Langemark.
In the years just after the war some 46 field graves have been moved to this cemetery from the area Beselare, Geluwe and Menen

19 Gullegem – Ehrenfriedhof 177 : 390 burials
In the burial book at the RAM from 1934 there were 414 burials
388 burials were moved to Menen, one burial was not found back and is mentioned at Langemark.  The second person that was missing was mentioned on the burial list but in reality buried near the church and later moved to Marke

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Burial at Gullegem in 1917 (Source : Bart Seynaeve)

20 Heule – Ehrenfriedhof 178 : 1246 burials
The burial book at the RAM from 1936 has 1247 burials in it.
1184 burials were identified and moved to Menen, while 62 remained unknown and went to Langemark in the 1950’s
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The Heule cemetery during the Interbellum

 

21 Hollebeke Drei Hauser – Ehrenfriedhof 219/226 : 893 burials
177 burials were identified and were moved to Menen, while 32 went to Langemark for the 219 site and 554 to Menen and 52 to Langemark for the 226 site.
That is a total of only 815 burials…
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22 Hollebeke Kasteelhoek – Ehrenfriedhof 232 : 567 burials
The burial book of the cemetery at the RAM has 566 names
In the 1950’s 413 identified burials went to Menen and 81 that were unknown to Langemark, that is only 494 burials, where are the remainder ?
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The Pionier Friedhof on the Hollebeke Kasteelhoek cemetery (Florian Wein)

23 Hooglede Ost – Ehrenfriedhof 28 : 8247 burials
The cemetery is still there today

24 Houthem – Ehrenfriedhof 87 : 2853 burials
In the 1950’s 2386 burials moved to Menen and 448 unknown ones to Langemark.

25 Houthem – on the communal cemetery : 1 burial

26 Houthem Kortewilde –Ehrenfriedhof 109 : 508 burials
The burial book at the RAM is from 1933 and has 471 names in it
465 burials that were identified went to Menen and the 48 unknown ones to Langemark.  Again more burials then in the register…
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27 Komen Comines – Ehrenteil Gemeinde Friedhof 68 : 133 burials
133 burials were moved to Menen in the 1950’s so that number stayed the same
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The cemetery of the community during the war at Komen/Comines

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28 Komen Zandvoorde Kruiseik – Ehrenfriedhof 80 : 439 burials
The burial book at the RAM said that EF 80 was at Houthem. There are two burial books, one with 176 names and a second one with 209 names, total 385 names.
Another burial book mentions 379 burials, but is undated as well
206 burials moved in the 1950’s to Menen, 362 to Langemark.  Clearly none of the information seems to be in agreement.

29 Komen Ten Brielen Hoogebosch – Ehrenfriedhof 185 : 1390 burials
1334 burials were moved to Menen and were identified ones, while 420 remained unknown and were moved to Langemark in the 1950’s.

30 Kortrijk – Ehrenteil Gemeinde Friedhof 175 : 2223 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 2054 burials
2190 burials were moved in the 1950’s to Menen, and the unknown ones, 41, were buried at Langemark.  Again a grown number of burials…
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The Kortrijk cemetery just before WW II

31 Langemark Keerselaere – Ehrenfriedhof 107 : 184 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 170 – it seems it concerned 176 indentified burials and 8 unknown ones.
Moved to Langemark in 1955

32 Langemark Nord – Ehrenfriedhof 123 : 10143 burials in the Belgian 1925 register 978
There’s an very early map of the cemetery at the RAM, unfortunately undated, which shows 1135 burials at the time, probably from around 1920
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Evolution of the Langemark-Nord cemetery during the Interbellum (Source : RAM)

 

33 Lauwe – Ehrenfriedhof 180 : 628 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 622 burials
However the burial book at the RAM from 1933 clearly mentions 662 burials on this cemetery
629 identified burials to Menen and 1 unidentified one to Langemark.  So 2 more burials then in the burial book…
A list from the communal archives gives us 665 names, of which 33 are Allied soldiers, so a total of 632 Germans…
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Post war drawing of Lauwe cemetery (Source : RAM)

 

34 Ledegem Sint Pieters – Ehrenfriedhof 44 : 463 burials
This corresponds with the 463 burials in the 1933 burial book at the RAM
In between 1955 and 1957 455 burials were moved to Menen and 8 that were unknown to Langemark in the Kameradengrab.  That is a total indeed of 463 burials.

35 Ledegem – Ehrenfriedhof 45 : 1752 burials
In between 1955 and 1957 we know that 1552 burials were moved to Menen and 260 that were unknown to the Kameradengrab at Langemark.  That is a total of 1812 burials.

36 Leffinge – Ehrenfriedhof 14 : 2890 burials
2878 burials were German ones and 1968 that were identified were reburied at Vladslo in the 1950’s, while the others went to Langemark.
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37 Marke – Ehrenfriedhof 179 : 281 burials
An early burial book from shortly after the war at the RAM mentioned 196 burials
248 identified burials were moved to Menen and 33 unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s

38 Menen – Ehrenteil Gemeinde Friedhof 61b : 632 burials
Moved in June 1955, identified ones to Menenwald and 27 unknown ones to Langemark

38a Menen – Gemeinde Friedhof : 2 burials
Most probably moved to Menenwald

39 Menen – Ehrenfriedhof 62 : 6409 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 2664 burials
The cemetery is still there today

40 Meulebeke – Gemeinde Friedhof : 1 burial

41 Middelkerke – Ehrenfriedhof 15 : 419 burials
Moved to Vladslo in the 1950’s.  No numbers known.
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Middelkerke cemetery during the war 
(Source : Collection Valois)

 

42 Moorslede – Ehrenfriedhof 35 : 431 burials

43 Moorslede Koekuithoek – Ehrenfriedhof 37/37bis : 1970 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 2439 ?

44 Moorslede – Ehrenfriedhof 38bis : 1549 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 1311

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German cemetery at Moorslede in 1916, however it is not clear to me which one it is

45 Oostende Stene – Ehrenfriedhof 17 : 3271 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 1541 burials
The burial book at the RAM from 1936 has 3245 burials
After WW II, in 1949, the WW II burials were moved to Lommel. Probably in the same period the unknown graves went to Langemark and the known burials to Vladslo.  Some sources say that 3256 burials were German ones and that 3212 of them were identified.

46 Passendale Kalve – Ehrenfriedhof 32 : 142 burials

47 Passendale Moorslede – Ehrenfriedhof 50 : 450 burials

48 Passendale Keerselaerhoek – Ehrenfriedhof 173 : 374 burials
326 identified burials to Menen and 68 unknown ones to Langemark in the 1950’s.

49 Poelkapelle II – Ehrenfriedhof 111 : 1154 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 565
In the 1950’s the 845 identified burials were moved to Menen and the 314 that had no name were moved to Langemark.

50 Poelkapelle III – Ehrenfriedhof 112 : 451 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 451 as well
It seems a total of 446 burials were moved to Langemark in 1955, 214 of them were unknown
Other sources say 329 identified burials and 122 unknown, for a total of 451…

51 Poelkapelle IV – Ehrenfriedhof 113 : 606 burials
In the 1950’s the 424 burials that were identified were moved to Menenwald and the 188 unknown ones to Langemark.
Most certainly several burials have been lost during the war on this cemetery as it has been destroyed and had a trench running through it as well.

52 Poelkapelle – Ehrenfriedhof Ost 115 : 65 burials
All burials were moved to Langemark in 1955, it is said that 54 were identified and 13 unkown.  That brings the total to 67…
Other sources say 59 identified ones and 6 unknown ones, total 65

53 Poelkapelle Dorf – Ehrenfriedhof 124 : 802 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 516 at the time
Moved in the 1950’s were 532 to Menen and 253 unknown burials again to Langemark cemetery
other sources say 549 identified and 253 unknown

54 Poelkapelle Pelikaan – Ehrenfriedhof 126 : 376 burials
295 were identified and 81 remained unknown
Burials were all moved in 1955 to Langemark
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55 Poelkapelle Mannekensferme – Ehrenfriedhof 127 : 768 burials
765 of the were identified, 3 unknown
Completely moved to Langemark in 1955

56 Poelkapelle Spriethoek – Ehrenfriedhof 172 : 972 burials
Completely moved to Langemark in 1955, as this was a mass grave.
Only 59 burials were identified ones

57 Roeselare – cemetery in the city, : 1356 burials
In between 1955 and 1957 there were 1308 burials moved to Menen and 25 unknown ones to Langemark.  That is a total of 1333…
Was also known as the Wilhelmsfriedhof
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Inauguration of the memorial at the Roeselare cemetery during the war

58 Roeselare De Ruiter – Ehrenfriedhof 29 : 2806 burials, in 1922 1899.
In between 1955 and 1957 2449 burials were moved to Menen and 356 that were unkown to the Kameradengrab at Langemark.  That is a total of 2805 burials…
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59 Rumbeke Bergmolen – Ehrenfriedhof 4 : 1111 burials
1108 burials were moved to Menen and 3 or 4 ? were moved to the Kameradengrab at Langemark as unknown.

60 Staden – Ehrenfriedhof 152 : 1770 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 1442 at the time
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61 Steenbrugge – on the cemetery of the city of Brugge : 781 burials
Moved to Vladslo, it is said this was the case for 807 graves, which means the number above is not correct
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Funeral during the war at the Brugge/Steenbrugge Cemetery

 

62 Vladslo Praetbosch – Ehrenfriedhof 7 : 3863 burials
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63 Waasten Warneton – Ehrenfriedhof 70 Zuckerfabrik : 289 burials
In the 1950’s 250 burials were moved to Menen and37 unidentified ones to Langemark.  Again, a few burials were missing it seems.

64 Wervik Geluwe Nachtegaal – Ehrenfriedhof 57 : 1057 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 1064 !
In 1955 the bodies were removed and 978 went to Menen, while 82 went to Langemark that were unknown.  That is a total of 1060 ?
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65 Wervik Amerika – Ehrenfriedhof 64 : 349 burials
335 identified burials moved to Menenwald being 335, and 8 unknown ones to Langemark, some graves went missing it seems.

66 Wervik Nord – Ehrenfriedhof 65 : 3092 burials
2892 burials moved in the 1950’s to Menenwald, 236 were unknown or no longer could be identified and went to Langemark.

67 Wervik – Gemeinde Friedhof – no number of graves given

68 Westrozebeke – Ehrenfriedhof 169 (?) : 1347 burials

69 Westrozebeke Vijfwegen – Ehrenfriedhof 163 : 354 burials
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70 Winkel Sint-Elooi – Ehrenfriedhof 176 : 970 burials
742 would be moved to Menenwald and 244 unknown ones to Langemark it is said. So the number is not correct.
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Sint Elooiswinkel cemetery during the Interbellum

 

71 Wijtschate Oosttaverne – Ehrenfriedhof 97 : 1640 burials
985 unidentified boedies went to Langemark in the 1950’s while the 654 identified ones were moved to Menen

72 Zeebrugge – Ehrenfriedhof 184 : 173 burials
The cemetery remains today
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Construction of the Memorial at Zeebrugge Churchyard (Source : Collection Valois)

 

73 Zillebeke Hooge – Ehrenfriedhof 47 : 412 burials
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Drawing from the Zillebeke Hooge cemetery in 1928 (Source : RAM)
74 Zillebeke Kantientje – Ehrenfriedhof 84 : 118 burials

75 Zonnebeke Broodseinde – Ehrenfriedhof 102 : 567 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 480 at that time
In the 1950’s the 393 identified burials went to Menen and the 157 that remained unknown to Langemark.  Also in this case, graves were lost.

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One of the two cemeteries at Broodseinde, it is not clear to me which one

76 Zonnebeke Broodseinde – Ehrenfriedhof 103 and 103bis : 6118 burials, in the Belgian 1925 register 646

77 Zonnebeke Polygon –Ehrenfriedhof 110 : 335 burials ?  started by RIR 248 in May 1915 probably (347 burials according to other Belgian sources)
Moved to Langemark in the 1950’s in Block B
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10 The new Belgian territory from after 1918

1 Bellevaux – Gemeinde Friedhof : 4 burials

2 Born – Gemeinde Friedhof : 1 burial

3 Braunlauf – Gemeinde Friedhof : 1 burial

4 Büllingen – Gemeinde Friedhof : 1 burial

5 Bütgenbach – Gemeinde Friedhof : 1 burial

6 Eupen – Gemeinde Friedhof : 122 burials
This cemetery still exists today

7 Faymonville (Aussenborn) – Gemeinde Friedhof : 3 burials

8 Herbestal – Gemeinde Friedhof : 5 burials

9 Herbestal-Lontzen – Gemeinde Friedhof : 1 burial

10 Hockai (Hockay-Rotwasser) – Gemeinde Friedhof : 2 burials

11 Krombach – Gemeinde Friedhof : 3 burials

12 La Calamine – Gemeinde Friedhof : 3 burials

13 Malmedy – Gemeinde Friedhof : 66 burials

14 Nidrum – Gemeinde Friedhof : 14 burials

15 Ouren – Gemeinde Friedhof : 1 burial

16 Raeren – Gemeinde Friedhof : 5 burials

17 Recht – Gemeinde Friedhof : 1 burial

18 Rocherath-Krinkelt – Gemeinde Friedhof : 5 burials

19 Sankt Vith – Gemeinde Friedhof : 57 burials

20 Schönberg – Gemeinde Friedhof : 1 burial

21 Weismes – Gemeinde Friedhof : 3 burials

22 Werweiler – Gemeinde Friedhof : 2 burials

23 Weywertz – Gemeinde Friedhof : 1 burial

 

 

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