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Essex Farm Cemetery

east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This site is famous for having one of the youngest fighting soldiers , Arthur Strudwicke aged 15, buried here. Also in a nearby Advanced Dressing Station, the author of the poem " In Flanders Fields" worked as a doctor. There is a memorial recording this, as well as a memorial to the men of the West Riding Division who fought... More

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Manchester UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We visited here as part of a tour, we heard the horrors that happened at this farm and it really hit home what these young men went through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The cemetery contains the grave of a 15 year old soldier, one of the youngest to die in the conflict. It is next to the remains of an advanced field dressing station which is thought to be the place where John McRae wrote the poem in Flanders Field.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This the place that the poem Flanders field was written and became the birth off our poppy tradition we are used to now a great place to visit

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

-Where the poppies grow . This is the place that John McRae wrote the poem and where he was the physician in charge the forward hospital where is best friend died. Its a peaceful graveyard by the side of the canal, very well looked after by the commonwealth graves commission. The underground hospital bunker is open for visitors.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

a lovely cemetery on the outskirts of Ypres , beautifully kept as a tribute to those who lay there . during our visit a group of visitors played the Last Post which was a very moving experience

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In France/Belgium for the WW1 commemorations and came here to sing at the ceremony. We had a battlefield tour of which this was just one item on our tour. It is a constant reminder of the futility of some many wasted young lives. A very moving experience.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was by far the loveliest cemetery I have been to. It's hidden away in a clearing and is simply just beautiful. So well cared for and such a peaceful place.

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Essex Farm Cemetery is in the same location as the Site John McCrae. The site is where lieutenant Colonel McCrae worked as a Doctor caring for the wounded, officiated at funerals and wrote his famous poem. On the site is a bunker where he worked and a monument with the original handwritten words of the poem are displayed in... More

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