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Zillebeke

Zillebeke (also known as Zellebeck) is a village in the Flemish province of West Flanders in Belgium. The former municipality is now part of Ypres.

Church: Sint-Catharinakerk
Zillebeke Rectory
Zillebeke, tracks of Ypres-Comines railway with Hill 60 on the left

On 3 March 1914 the then municipality was granted the arms are those of the last Lords of Zillebeke, the Canton family, Viscounts of Winnezeele, which had in 1740 acquired the Ancien Régime estate of Zillebeke.

During World War I, like other parts of Ypres, it was the site of bipartisan heroism, with Victoria Crosses being won by three soldiers in the area - John Henry Stephen Dimmer, John Franks Vallentin, and John Carmichael. The village was mentioned in the Wipers Times, the most well-known of the trench magazines that were published by soldiers fighting on the front lines of the Great War.

The 1st Battalion of The Irish Guards suffered huge casualties defending the village and playing a major part in stopping the German breakthrough to the Channel Ports between 1 and 11 November 1914 as part of the First Battle of Ypres.

Located in or close to Zillebeke are Hill 60, the Hill 62 Memorial, The Bluff, the Sanctuary Wood Museum Hill 62 and the Sanctuary Wood CWGC Cemetery. Within Zillebeke Churchyard CWGC Cemetery, which forms part of the churchyard at Zillebeke Catholic parish church, there is a section with war graves of soldiers from aristocratic backgrounds; this plot is called The Aristocrat's Cemetery.

The nearby villages of Hollebeke and Voormezele were merged into Zillebeke in 1970. In 1976, the enlarged Zillebeke was merged into the city of Ypres.

Wikimedia Commons has media related toZillebeke.
  • Holt, Tonie; Holt, Valmai (2014) [1997]. Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Ypres Salient & Passchendaele. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books. ISBN 978-0-85052-551-9.
  • Belgian Civil heraldry - shows the coat of arms

Coordinates:50°50′01″N2°55′21″E /50.83361°N 2.92250°E /50.83361; 2.92250

Zillebeke
Zillebeke Language Watch Edit Zillebeke also known as Zellebeck is a village in the Flemish province of West Flanders in Belgium The former municipality is now part of Ypres Church Sint Catharinakerk Zillebeke Rectory Zillebeke tracks of Ypres Comines railway with Hill 60 on the leftHistory EditOn 3 March 1914 the then municipality was granted the arms are those of the last Lords of Zillebeke the Canton family Viscounts of Winnezeele which had in 1740 acquired the Ancien Regime estate of Zillebeke During World War I like other parts of Ypres it was the site of bipartisan heroism with Victoria Crosses being won by three soldiers in the area John Henry Stephen Dimmer John Franks Vallentin and John Carmichael The village was mentioned in the Wipers Times the most well known of the trench magazines that were published by soldiers fighting on the front lines of the Great War The 1st Battalion of The Irish Guards suffered huge casualties defending the village and playing a major part in stopping the German breakthrough to the Channel Ports between 1 and 11 November 1914 as part of the First Battle of Ypres Located in or close to Zillebeke are Hill 60 the Hill 62 Memorial The Bluff the Sanctuary Wood Museum Hill 62 and the Sanctuary Wood CWGC Cemetery Within Zillebeke Churchyard CWGC Cemetery which forms part of the churchyard at Zillebeke Catholic parish church there is a section with war graves of soldiers from aristocratic backgrounds this plot is called The Aristocrat s Cemetery 1 The nearby villages of Hollebeke and Voormezele were merged into Zillebeke in 1970 In 1976 the enlarged Zillebeke was merged into the city of Ypres See also EditRailway Dugouts Burial Ground Transport Farm CWGC Cemetery RE Grave Railway Wood CWGC CemeteryReferences EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Zillebeke Holt amp Holt 2014 p 226 Holt Tonie Holt Valmai 2014 1997 Major amp Mrs Holt s Battlefield Guide to the Ypres Salient amp Passchendaele Barnsley Pen amp Sword Books ISBN 978 0 85052 551 9 Belgian Civil heraldry shows the coat of arms Coordinates 50 50 01 N 2 55 21 E 50 83361 N 2 92250 E 50 83361 2 92250 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Zillebeke amp oldid 1049163076, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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