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Essex Farm Cemetery

east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Cambridge
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Tucked away between the road and the canal, still remains of the field hospital and where the haunting poem is displayed.

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Thailand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This cemetery was beautiful, and the headstones were very interesting. If you look through them you'll note that many of the are personalized in very touching ways, something the information from our guide made so much more interesting. All have lovely images engraved at the top of them, a number of them have maple leaves to signify that they were... More

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Tecumseh, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A small cemetery and Advanced Dressing Station where John McCrae wrote 'In Flanders Fields'...well worth a visit if in the Ypres area.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Although this is one of the smaller cemeteries, the remains of a dressing station make this one more interesting for kids. Grounds immaculately kept as ever and a good place for contemplation.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Well worth a visit, if only for 20 mins or so. The bunkers of the field dressing station are open to visitors and free to have a look in. Do read up about Essex Farm before you go to get the most from your visit as there is only one information board.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visited as part of a tour and were shown around by a guide. it's a moving place, as with all of the commonwealth cemeteries, but with the help of our guide we left feeling even more moved and even more enlightened by the sacrifice made by these brave men !

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Essex farm is a must do on a trip around Ypres. John McCrae (wrote the famous ''In Flanders Fields'') worked here in WW1 - an advanced dressing station. They have created a touching memorial to McCrae. I would say no more than 20 - 30 minutes is needed here.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very moving but a must if you are in the area. Get a tour guide to talk you through everything, Well kept cemetery as are all of them.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Dressing stations are very interesting. Grave of a 15yo soldier is there. McRae worked here. A must-include in any proper visit to Yper.

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The memorial to the man so moved by his experience in Flanders that he wrote "In Flanders Fields" , is Within Essex Field cemetery. Includes a bunker that was a casualty clearing station, where he worked. A surprising find, and a casual stop on a tour, but one that was well worth the time spent to consider the horrors of... More

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