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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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Reviewed today 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Nyah82
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is strange to visit a place that 100 year plus was a place of so much distuction and death It is well kept and woth a visit to see where to wounded and dying were looked after

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

This was the first cemetery we visited on our tour and our guide was excellent in telling us the history of this site. Only a small cemetery with registers you can check

Thank JillyTPreston_Lancs
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

This is said to be where John McCrae wrote his famous poem. A small but immaculate cemetery with so many stories & a constant reminder of the sacrifices made. You probably won't spend more than an hour here but its well worth it.

Thank Dave-Elaine1989
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

"In Flanders Fields" well describes this and the other cemeteries in this region. A very moving experience.

Thank richard b
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

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 May 20, 2018

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 May 16, 2018

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 April 30, 2018 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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Scott C
February 4, 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
September 20, 2015|
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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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