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Essex Farm Cemetery
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Private Tour: WWI Canadian Battlefields Including Thiepval Memorial...
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

A regular visit location when I take parties to Flanders. The interest of the Advanced Dressing Station, the In Flanders Fields poetry link and the always moving cemetery experience make it a well worthwhile visit location.

Thank Raymond1960
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Of all the CWGC cemeteries we visited this was the "untidiest". I think this is purely down to its location on the bank of a canal and with trees spread throughout the cemetery. It meant that all the grass is kept neat and short, the ground was littered with leaves and other debris so you don't get the pristine, uniform appearance of other CWGC cemeteries. Be sure to visit the grave of Valentine Joe Strudwick one of two 15 year old British lads killed in WW1. The nearby Advance Dressing Station is not to be missed as its where John McCrae worked. The John McCrae memorial stands right at the front of the cemetery.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Small and intimate, very well cared for. Interesting to see the bunkers of the field dressing station so close to the old front line

Thank xorg
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

The Casualty Clearing Station is well preserved, but there is not a lot to see. The Cemetery is well kept as all of them are.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

As a Canadian, the story of John McCrae is well known, but standing where he stood when he wrote, understanding why, seeing the graves, and retracing his foodsteps made both the poem, the war and the memory of those lost more real and meaningful. Powerful place to visit. Highly recommend it.

Thank lysmekah
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