Just before we arrive at the final cemetery on our tour, we pass this roadside memorial, known as the ‘Butterfly Memorial’, to the men of the 19th Division.
Now look, I know these are rubbish photos – believe me, it was considerably darker than it appears – and at some point I shall replace them, but for the moment it was these or nothing. So you get these.
The Oosttaverne Line ran through the fields close behind the memorial…
…and the British would have advanced across these fields from right to left when they attacked it on the afternoon of 7th June 1917. From here, as you can see, it’s only a hundred yards to our final stop; Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, with the wood from which it takes its name beyond.