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The St. Julien Memorial & Dochy Farm New British Cemetery

By the time we took our leave of St. Julian Dressing Station Cemetery, the flurries of snow had, briefly as it turned out, ceased, although the temperature continued to fall as evening drew in.  A short distance north of St. … Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Four – St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery

At the time of our visit, a little while back now, St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery was undergoing some serious maintenance, so it’s fair to say that we didn’t exactly see it at its best, but the next time we … Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Three – Bridge House Cemetery

Less than half a mile across the fields to the east of Seaforth Cemetery Cheddar Villa, we find one of the smallest cemeteries in the whole Ypres salient.

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Seaforth Cemetery Cheddar Villa

As you know, we recently visited two little cemeteries tucked away in the fields to the north east of Ieper, just off of the road to Sint-Juliaan (St. Julien, as was).

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This Bloody Field…

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, folks, but sometimes real life interferes.  To keep you going, here’s a picture of a field.  Not just any field, though.  No.  The date is 1st July 1916, and this is the view … Continue reading

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With the British Army on the Somme

Sometime early last year…

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La Brique Military Cemetery No.2

Directly across the road from La Brique Military Cemetery No.1, La Brique Military Cemetery No.2 is far larger, and was in use for much longer, than its neighbour.

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