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east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

Well kept cemetry with a lovely memorial to the men of the West Riding Regiment. Field hospital triage station on site also well worth viewing.

Thank AlandAnC
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of many immaculately maintained WW1 cemeteries in the Flanders area. Perhaps so well visited due to it’s proximity to the John McCrae site and the grave of English lad Valentine Joe Strudwick. This boy enlisted at the age of 14 years and was killed...More

Thank 1never2late
Reviewed 5 days ago

A small cemetery but nevertheless one well worth visiting to pay your respects to the fallen. Really sad to see the grave of Private Strudwick who gave his life aged 15, there is also a VC and the grave of war poet Lt Col John...More

Thank RoyCart
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small cemetery but one heavily visited having the graves of a VC and of one of the youngest British soldiers to die in world war 1, Valenine John Srudwick 15 years at death. A tribute at his grave was a note wich appeared to...More

Thank Comman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located near the McCrae Dressing Station, this cemetery is an emotional site. Among the graves is the youngest known soldier to have died on the Western Front, Private Strudwick, he was 15. This grave is visited by many people and so much so that the...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 14 August 2018

To walking amongst the graves of these brave young men was moving and heartbreaking, although one of the smaller cemeteries to see the rows of headstone was moving. Thank you to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for looking after the sites

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Very thought provoking memorial, such a sad place where so many young men rest. They sacrificed themselves for King and Country.

Thank eddieprice13
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This was our first cemetery stop after visiting the Flanders Fields Museum. Our guide said there are over 140 such cemeteries in Flanders, a northwest section of Belgium. We entered by a white Cross of Sacrifice and gazed at the rows of small white crosses...More

1  Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This cemetery is one you definitely should attend if you are in the are with one of the youngest people who fought in the war buried there as well as someone who earned the Victoria Cross. It's relatively small in comparison to other cemeteries in...More

Thank HAPPYHIKER27
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This cemetery displays the explanation of the famous Ín Flanders Fields' poem, written by Joe McCrae. It's like all other cemeteries in and around Ypres, well maintained with pretty flowers and some renovated small bunkers at the side. It's located next to a busier road...More

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ScottC4020
4 February 2018|
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Response from travelleratheart2015 | Reviewed this property |
V.j Strudwick is the 15 year old boy - (Plot I, Row U, Grave 8)
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Lindyp0ps2015
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The best way to visit Essex Farm is by car as it is very accessible, all the CWGC cemeteries are free to visit, and are open everyday of the year. the theory that you need a tour guide to visit these places is a myth, all... More
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