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east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and well tended cemetery bringing into sharp focus all the sacrifices that were made during WW1.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking in the wake of history on the 100 year anniversary weekend. Certainly brings things home to you as you walk around the well kept and cared for cemetery. It is really peaceful and everyone who visits can’t help but be moved by the respect...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetary is easy to access and includes the final resting place of a British soldier aged just 15. That should be a reason to bring young people from the UK and other countries to this place. We will remember them.

Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A special place this one of many of the resting places for our heroes, this one holds the youngest know hero at just 15 when he was killed in ww1. There are many others her just as important and also some great monuments.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stop on our day guided tour and it was a great place to start. Lots of history and interesting stories about events that happened here. It was an important strategic spot and there is even a Dressing Station and concrete bunkers...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We visited this cemetery as part of a short break to Bruges and Ypres. The area is famous for the poem "In Flanders Fields" To observe the dressing stations where seriously injured soldiers would be patched up before being sent back to fight again is...More

Thank gizmo2brian
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Amongst all the CWG Cemetery,s all over Belgium and France this particular one is known as the site at which John McCrae the famous Canadian doctor and poet served in the dressing station.It is also the final resting place of my wife’s Great Uncle who...More

Thank IainS768
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This held a special connection for us as John McCrae is from our home town, to see so many grave stones, some marked as “a soldier, known unto God”, beings the reality of WW1 to life.

Thank rorzach r
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

This cemetery will show you the respect it deserves row upon row of graves walking though and see have who have been laid to rest including the unknown soldiers, and one aged just 15 very peaceful .

Thank Mickeyp621
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Although this cemetery is notable because it is where Colonel McCrae wrote his poem 'In Flanders Fields' there are also a number of other things which make it stand out as a visit. The grave of 15 year old Rifleman Strudwick is there as well...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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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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