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  • Address: Ypres, Belgium

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Essex Farm Cemetery Tours

The Essex Farm Cemetery is a World War I burial site outside of Ypres, Belgium. There are 1,200 servicemen buried or commemorated here, including 103 unidentified soldiers. Essex Farm was an Advanced Dressing Station during the war, so many of the casualties handled there were laid to rest in this cemetery. Remains of some of the bunkers used for medical services can still be seen near the cemetery. There is also a memorial to the 49th West Riding Division. 

John McCrae, a World War I soldier who fought in the Ypres Salient battlegrounds, wrote a poem called “In Flanders Fields” after a friend of his was killed. It is believed that he was in the area of the Essex Farm Advanced Dressing Station when he wrote it. In the poem, he talks about the poppies in Flanders fields, and his short but moving poem became well known. Because of this poem, the poppy has become a symbol of remembrance.

Practical Info

The Essex Farm Cemetery is located on the east side of the N369 Ieper-Boezinge Road, about a mile north of Ieper (Ypres). 

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Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Bruges, Bruges, null
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Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Bruges

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Stand in the tunnels in Vimy, walk in the trenches where Canadian troops stood in April 1917. See the CWGC's largest cemetery in Europe, come to see the ...  Read more

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $328.07
Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Brussels, Brussels, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Brussels

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Stand in the tunnels in Vimy, walk in the trenches where Canadian troops stood in April 1917. See the CWGC's largest cemetery in Europe, come to see the ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $375.78
World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels, Brussels, Private Sightseeing Tours
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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels

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Follow the trail of World War I soldiers on this poignant full-day tour of the Flanders battlefields from Brussels. Focusing on the tributes that pepper the ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.75
World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Bruges, Bruges, Day Trips
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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Bruges

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Explore Flanders’ World War I battlefields on a full-day tour from Bruges, following in the footsteps of soldiers from around the world. With an expert guide ...  Read more

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.67
Private Tour: WWI Canadian Battlefields Including Thiepval Memorial, Beamont-Hamel, Vimy Ridge and ... 
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Private Tour: WWI Canadian Battlefields Including Thiepval Memorial, Beamont-Hamel, Vimy Ridge and Last Post Ceremony in Ypres from Brussels

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Gain insight into Canada's role in World War I on this full-day private tour from Brussels to the Canadian battlefields, memorials and cemeteries straddling ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $196.84

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