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Address: east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Excellent place to visit, if you have heard of Flanders Fields poem this is a must place to visit. Also a dressing station, so plenty to see. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to visit, if you have heard of Flanders Fields poem this is a must place to visit. Also a dressing station, so plenty to see. Well worth a visit.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Essex Farm Cemetery is probably one of the most visited in or around the Ypres Salient, most notable for the WW1 bunkers on the site where Dr. John McCrae wrote "In Flanders Fields", which by itself has shaped the consciousness of the English speaking world. But spare some time to look around the small (but inevitably immaculate) graveyard, to understand... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A must if you are visiting WW1 sites, - In Flanders Fields, Rifleman Strudwick 15 years old remembered, Thomas Barrett VC from the Midlands, dressing station, etc

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A beautifully kept cemetery in a lovely location. Unfortunately the Register was missing so we had to physically search for the person we were looking for.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A small cemetery near the canal embankment. This was originally the cemetery for those who the nearby advanced dressing station was unable to save. (The remains of the dressing station are now the John McCrae site). Today, the cemetery is well-kept, with grass and trees.

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Well worth a visit for anyone interested in John McCrae and Flanders fields. A moving tribute to a well known solider and poet.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Worth seeing, especially if you are interested in the story of John Macrae. The site of an advanced dressing station with the remains of the structure still intact.

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redcar england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My friend and I called at Essex Farm after a day in Ypres. The dressing rooms there are unbelievable - it's hard to believe how any doctor or medical staff managed to work in the rooms, they are so dark and airless but it gives an idea of how primitive the conditions were. There is also a memorial to John... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A very moving site next door to McCrae Pad site. Take a little time to see Valentine Strudwick's grave, a very young man who gave all for his fellows

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Small cemetery right next to the road. Has the grave of the youngest fallen soldier, age 15. Beautifully maintained with crosses, poppies and thank you notes everywhere! Very touching to visit. Also explore the bunkers for the wounded and the John McCrae site next door. Read the poem, it will not leave you untouched!

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