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Essex Farm Cemetery
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

The memorial to the man so moved by his experience in Flanders that he wrote "In Flanders Fields" , is Within Essex Field cemetery.

Includes a bunker that was a casualty clearing station, where he worked.

A surprising find, and a casual stop on a tour, but one that was well worth the time spent to consider the horrors of war and the effects on people that come from it.

Thank Barry B
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

This site is famous for having one of the youngest fighting soldiers , Arthur Strudwicke aged 15, buried here. Also in a nearby Advanced Dressing Station, the author of the poem " In Flanders Fields" worked as a doctor. There is a memorial recording this, as well as a memorial to the men of the West Riding Division who fought in the area.

Thank Dora R
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We visited here as part of a tour, we heard the horrors that happened at this farm and it really hit home what these young men went through.

Thank Chatty-Natty
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The cemetery contains the grave of a 15 year old soldier, one of the youngest to die in the conflict. It is next to the remains of an advanced field dressing station which is thought to be the place where John McRae wrote the poem in Flanders Field.

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This the place that the poem Flanders field was written and became the birth off our poppy tradition we are used to now a great place to visit

Thank Alan D
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