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Essex Farm Cemetery & Site John McRae


Between Boezinge and Ypres, there was a farm named Essex Farm, where besides the front line was. The land South of the farm came into use as a Dressing Station cemetery in April, 1915, and it remained in use until August, 1917. 1199 Commonwealth soldiers are commemorated in this site. Over hundred are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 19 soldiers from the United Kingdom.
The cemetery covers an area of 6,032 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall on the South side and part of the East. The 49th Division Memorial is immediately behind the cemetery, on the canal bank. Next to the cemetery the John McCrae-site is located.

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Diksmuidseweg, 8904 Boezinge

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