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Essex Farm Cemetery

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Address: east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Family trip to Belgium

This is where you will find the grave of Joe Strudwick who was one of the youngest casualties of WW1 at the age of 15, well worth a vist

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is where you will find the grave of Joe Strudwick who was one of the youngest casualties of WW1 at the age of 15, well worth a vist

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The chain of medical care for the wounded and the dying comes to life when you stand in the bunkers created just a short distance from the front. They call it Triage today - but there was no 4 hour wait in this A&E department! good to see school parties seeing this first hand rather than from books/screens.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Essex Farm Cemetery is located between Ypres and Boezinge and you can park outside, few spaces. It is here where Canadian John McCrae wrote the famous poem Flanders Fields and it is honored here. Also located here is the grave of Valentine Strudwick who died aged 15 and it was evident that his grave is well visited, and rightly so.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Essex Farm is a war cemetery and memorial. It has a memorial to Lt Col John McCrae of the Canadian Royal Medical Corps, who whilst working at the farm as a Medical Officer, wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields" on 3rd May 1915. Look out also for the grave of the youngest soldier buried there, he was only 15 years... More 

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Victoria, BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a must stop for Candians. Dr. McCrae who wrote Flanders Fields has a plaque honouring him and there are also the remains of the concrete bunkers where he worked.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There is no dislike about it. It is a memorial to those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Still well worth visiting for the Poppy and John McCrea connection.Explore the dugout and nearby canal walk. On a dry day it is lovely- poured with rain this year.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Another of the many immaculatel cemeteries in Belgium. Certainly thought provoking during the visit.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Next to the McCrae bunker so visited by hundreds of people per day. The CWGC do a great job of keeping all the cemeteries tidy and putting down matting to prevent too much damage. Also try to visit the smaller cemeteries around the salient - they are very tranquil and allow time to reflect on the sheer number of deaths... More 

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Ellenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very beautiful kept cemetery and as you walk thro' and look at the ages of those lost it makes you think what terrible sadness this brought to the families in all the home towns and countries they came from.

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