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The Belgian Sector Part Five – Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery

Nearly all the burials at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, less than a hundred yards down the road from our last stop at Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery, are men killed during the British tenure of this sector between June and November 1917.

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The Belgian Sector Part Four – Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery

Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery hosts three separate CWGC plots, two of which contain First World War burials.  The Cross of Sacrifice, visible in the photograph above, is sited in Plot I.

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The Belgian Sector Part Three – Nieuwpoort: The Yser Memorial

The Yser Memorial remembers the men of the Belgian Army who lost their lives during the Great War.

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The Belgian Sector Part Two – Nieuwpoort: The Goose Foot

Beneath the shadow of the Albert Memorial, the complex of locks and sluice gates known as the Ganzenpoot (Goose Foot) was to prove crucial to the Belgian Army’s chances of holding the advancing Germans at bay during the late autumn … Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part One – The Nieuport Memorial

So here’s the plan.  Start near the coast at Nieuwpoort (Nieuport during the war), and follow the approximate route of the front lines south, taking in as many points of interest as we can on the way, as far as … Continue reading

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Barford St. Martin – St. Martin Church

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Guildford Cemetery

Following our visit to the Surrey Constabulary Roll of Honour at Mount Browne, it seemed a good opportunity to take a look around the nearby cemetery, where a considerable number of military burials from both World Wars are to be … Continue reading

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