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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

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Address: Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
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201857 Private Henry Clarke (Worcestershire Regiment)

Came to visit the resting place of 201857 Private Henry Clarke (Worcestershire Regiment) a whole 100 years on - a truly beautiful, superbly maintained resting place in tranquil... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to visit the resting place of 201857 Private Henry Clarke (Worcestershire Regiment) a whole 100 years on - a truly beautiful, superbly maintained resting place in tranquil surroundings where many fallen ones lost the lives x RIP

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Lijssenthoek to find the headstone of a long forgotten and never spoken about great uncle who died in the Great War. Funny how times have changed and now we wear this as a badge of honour. To my knowledge I was the first person in the family to visit and was unsure how I would feel never visiting... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had already visited Tyne Cot and Ieper (Ypres) so I wasn't expecting a lot. It was really great. The welcome center was very informative- this was a field hospital. I highly recommend it.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This a well kept (like all WW1 & 2 cemeteries in this region) cemetery. The respect afforded the young soldiers who naively gave there lives is very touching & I must say emotional. Adjacent was a large hospital that is no longer standing that many now common medical procedures we take for granted were originally devised. Well worth the visit... More 

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Thank Robbbman
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Cemetery contains a grave of a Nursing Sister as well as that of a soldier shot for desertion. The visitors center has interactive display and a search facility. also toilets outside the visitors centre.

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Rotherfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Over the years I have visited many of the sites associated with the battles of the Western Front in World War I. My grandfather served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the conflict and was lucky enough to survive. This trip, in addition to re-visiting the memorial to the missing of the Somme at Thiepval, I visited the Lijssenthoek... More 

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This war grave is excellently prepared and maintained. It also has grave of a female nurse the only female in the cemetery . Adjacent to the road leading to the cemetery there are steel posts depicting the number of military people who had died in the hospital on a daily basis there is also a museum on the site

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Poperinge, Belgium
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

the second biggest graveyard in Belgium has an very didactic visitor center where one can easely stay for an hour. the graveyard itself is impressif by its austerity

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Early start to drive to Poperige, one of the few towns in Belgium not occupied by the Germans in WWI. First stop was Lijssenthoek, to the west, where the French set up a troop evacuation facility in 1915 on land provided by a Belgian farmer. From then until 1920, it became the site of the biggest military evacuation hospital of... More 

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

For me the visitors centre has enhanced my visits, moving as always, rest in peace all of you who lie within these walls

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