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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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In Flanders Field

A must visit to see where John McCrae wrote the iconic poem In Flanders Fiedl' . The concrete bunkers where he treated the wounded and dying and the adjacent cemetery are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must visit to see where John McCrae wrote the iconic poem In Flanders Fiedl' . The concrete bunkers where he treated the wounded and dying and the adjacent cemetery are a melancholy experience but a must for the pilgrim to the Western Front.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It doesn't take long to view this place but there is more than the cemetery to see. There are buildings were soldiers were treated and tells the story of the poem In Flanders Fields

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating CWGC location. an under age soldier, a VC winner and McCrea's memorial' Access is disabled friendly, however it is on the 'tick box' for groups visiting Ypres'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A moving WWI site, for Canadians or otherwise. The cemetery is next to the dressing station bunkers where Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote "In Flanders Fields," and it is very haunting to walk around here and think of the men being attending, or being buried in this place. Even if you visit a hundred other cemeteries, make sure you stop here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible - particularly to see where the Canadian Doctor who wrote in Flanders Fields worked to save every dying man.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely cemetery with beautifully looked after and is a great memorial for the soldiers of world war one. I also believe that Joeseph Strudwick was buried here and he is a very popular person to visit as he was only 15 when he died

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very well maintained cemetery by the gardeners of the CWGC. It is fitting that those soldiers who gave their lives should have a last resting place such as this. There are many stories to be told here but perhaps the most famous is that of McCrae. His grave is not in this cemetery but it is here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a memorial to those that died on Flanders field, inspiirationl, and awe insiring a must for those interested in the great war, or finding ancestors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The remains of the dressing station are still there, McRae memorial, Valentine Strudwick's grave and West Riding Division memorial. Immaculately and respectfully maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A modest cemetery one of so many in Flanders. But this one is special. He wrote that poem here. Nowhere else

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