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Essex Farm Cemetery

east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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“john mccrae” (106 reviews)
east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Essex farm cemetery is dedicated to the commonwealth fallen at Ypres. It is visited by many people due to the Flanders field poem written by john mccrae. Reading some of the ages of the fallen, we saw one British soldier was only 15 years old....More

Thank Bolansan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit on own or as part of the tour. Tour visit is a bit rushed but visit worth the effort as seeing this many graves of young men some who are unknown takes your breath away.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery, located adjacent to Essex Farm field dressing station, is a sombre and moving experience. From the 15-year old young lad who is buried there, to the scattered and clumped graves, it is reminder of the great sacrifices that were made by so many...More

Thank McDon7
Reviewed 1 week ago

How does one rate a site like Essex Farm Cemetery? We visited a number of such sites on this trip and I would rate them all five starfs; how could you not as a sign of respect for the fallen and as a sign of...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetry was set out in the heat of battle, hence the current layout. Moving tributes to many who died for us. One boy was only 15 but had returned for a second fight after injury. His poor mother. The dressing station nearby and links...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another of the very many cemeteries in the area. All are very well kept by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Although a sad place to visit, it's also a pleasure to see they are looked after so well.

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another moving WW1 historical site, with cemetery, large memorial to Yorkshire's West Riding Division, and remains of the field hospital where John McCrae wrote his famous poem 'In Flanders Fields'. Worth a visit. You can park for free just outside if there is room.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit as it is probably the most visited cemetery on the western Front. Check for the grave of the young British soldier who was just 15 when he was killed.

Thank Will D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was part of a guided tour. Three important stories: the youngest combatant who died, how a Victoria Cross was won during action over the adjacent canal and the McRae story. The original bunker is accessible as well

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting stop to visit the place John Mccrae penned "In Flanders Fields". Every child knows the poem which is read out on Remembrance Day! A sobering visit

Thank Ingrid C
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21 September 2015|
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