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Keiem, Keiemdorpstraat 141

 

 

 

 

Keiem is located 6 miles north of Diksmuide. The Keiemdorpstraat is the village main street. The military cemetery is at the end of the street in the direction of Oostende.

 

Of the 590 Belgian soldiers buried here, 365 (!) are known only to God.

The cemetary has a surface of 1 1/2 acres. It was established in 1922.

 

 

 

 

Most of these soldiers were killed in a battle that took place on October 19, 1914, during a confused retreat of the Belgian army to the IJzer river position (curve of Tervate, Pervijze, Leke and south of Diksmuide).

 

 

 

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