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Essex Farm Cemetery

east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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"dressing station"
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"field hospital"
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"main road"
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"commonwealth cemeteries"
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"final resting place"
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"front line"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What at first sight is another WW1 cemetery, is in reality dominated by the fact that this is where John McCrae wrote his famous poem 'In Flanders Fields', a historic moment commemorated by various information plaques on the site. The dressing stations next to the...More

Thank Nicholas H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A quiet place, site of a dressing station where John McCrae wrote "In Flanders Fields". Yet another of so many small cemeteries where the British left their dead buried to lie with their fallen comrades, rather than repatriating them.

Thank Daleb0422
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's unbeleivable to realize or try to understand that so many lives were lost here. The youngest soldier have his grave here which is surrounded with many rememberances. Also the grave of Barrat Thomas who was a very powerfull gunman is much visited. We were...More

Thank geert_wittenberg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The largest cemetery for the soldiers of the Commonwealth countries who fell in the battle in Flanders Fields. Where identified, names, ages, units, rank are inscribed on the headstones. Others remain anonymous. Some are almost children. Very moving. What a terrible waste of human life.

Thank BanditJamshedpur
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although the war cemetery is small, it is easily accessible and it is very moving to see the graves of the soldiers.

Thank MBKOKent
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This is, perhaps, a good starting place for a tour of the Battlefields and get an appreciation of how things started to develop

Thank An_Old_Burian
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Just a beautiful little cemetery with good info boards and of course it's where 'In Flanders Fields' was written.

Thank PeteWaddington
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Good photo op location. Our tour guide read the Flanders Fields poem while he was explaining the horrid situation and conditions the soldiers were in. The bunkers/field dressing station remains were the most interesting

Thank jaimeelsabio
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

A must if you are in Ypres, a great monument with lots of history. A great sight all year round. An education on its own.

Thank 220APC
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Went here on a bus tour and could not spend as much time as we liked here. There are are number on concrete bunkers that you can gain access to and I believe at some stage that it became a CCS casualty clearing station. There...More

Thank dazscuba
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Scott C
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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