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“Lijssenthoek”

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Poperinge
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2 reviews
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“Lijssenthoek”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Found my great great Uncle's grave from 1917 Very moving place beautifully kept, well signposted and easy to reach from Poperinge or Ypres

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Beautfully kept”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Easy access with not too far to walk. Beautifully kept and the visitors centre very modern and informative.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Patricia S
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Reading
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Moving”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

This CWG cemetery with its new visitor centre is a must on a tour of this area. The size of the cemetery and the informative visitor centre helps to give some understanding to what happened at the Casualty Clearing Station during WW1. There is one female buried in the cemetery - a nurse, Nellie Spindler, who was working close to the frontline because she was skilled in treating abdominal wounds was killed by a grenade. As always a beautifully maintained cemetery.

Visited February 2014
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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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“A new visitor centre for a massive Commonwealth war cemetery”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

The cemetery here holds nearly 10,000 British and Commonwealth graves from the First World War as well as nearly 900 French, Belgian and German graves. It is the second largest Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium (Tyne Cot is just a little larger). The identities of the vast majority are known (unlike many war cemeteries), as this cemetery was associated with a large evacuation hospital.

The visitor centre helps understand the context and history of the site, making a visit much more than just a visit to see a lot of graves. A key part of the display illustrates the history of the hospital (and cemetery) in relation to events happening nearby at the time. This is also reflected in a row of 1,392 posts on the path into the cemetery, each representing one day in the history of the hospital and cemetery and indicating the number of casualties that day. On some days there are very many!

Visited October 2013
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“A huge cemetery second only to Tyne Cot in size”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Well worth incorporating this CWG ex Casualty Clearing Station if you are visitng 'Pops'.
Immaculate as always with some unique history as displayed in the new Visitors Centre.

Visited October 2013
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