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Essex Farm Cemetery

east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

We were in the area for a few days and visited Essex farm cemetery which really was very sad. The site also includes bunkers that were used as the site was a dressing station for the wounded,there is also a grave of one of the...More

Thank catkel214
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very moving. Definitely worth a visit to see the dressing station, the location where John McRae wrote ‘in Flanders fields’, graves of soldiers - including one poor young 15 year old, but also to understand why some graves are spread out, some bunched together and...More

Thank Mr&MrsWilko
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery houses one of the youngest casualties of the great war. There is a VC holders headstone and the cemetary is next to the bunker where the Canadian Doctor John Mcrae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields"

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide from frontaal tours explained that the headstones were unevenly spaced as this cemetery was "laid out" during the war, and during the battle. Most names of the deceased are known as a dressing station was part of the site.

Thank algernon204
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and well maintained cemetery It puts the staggering losses in comprehension. This is important to see to begin to understand the immense loss and sacrifice of so many kids.

Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WWI dressing station and tribute to John McCrae who wrote the poem, In Flanders Field. The cemetery sits at the "front line".

Thank 43,544,354
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is another "must see" for any history buff. The cemetery is in a beautiful setting and very well maintained.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I do Flanders Fields poem in school with my year 6’s and they love it. I had to come and visit the memorial tribute to John McCrae whilst staying in Ypres.

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A special place where you are so close to those who died and even where they died.You stand yards from the "fromnt" and can walk into the dressing station where their final moments were spent before the end.It is not a haunted place but really...More

Thank lowry0195
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Great to see the old concrete bunkers that served as a hospital, the cemetary and the canal. The troops said they felt safe this side of the canal, but not the other. It is easy to look across the canal to see into the enemy...More

Thank spartaBristol
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Lindyp0ps2015
21 September 2015|
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Response from Martin G |
The best way to visit Essex Farm is by car as it is very accessible, all the CWGC cemeteries are free to visit, and are open everyday of the year. the theory that you need a tour guide to visit these places is a myth, all... More
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