Category Archives: Belgian War Memorials

Klerken War Memorial

While we’re in the area, this is the small town of Klerken (Clercken, as was), situated about three miles north west of Houthulst Forest, half way between Houthulst itself and the town of Diksmuide, where we paid a visit a … Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Addendum 1 – Koksijde War Memorial

About four miles to the west of Nieuport (now Nieuwpoort) along the channel coast, Coxyde (now Koksijde) war memorial remembers the fallen, civilian and military, of both World Wars.

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The Belgian Sector Part Ten – Oud-Stuivekens

As we near Diksmuide, the chapel and observation post at Oud-Stuivekens, just half a mile west of the Yser, are well worth a visit.

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The Belgian Sector Part Eight – Pervijze

Pervijze Church, the CWGC notice on the pillar to the right signifying that a Commonwealth War Grave can be found in the churchyard.

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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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A Tour of the Messines Ridge Part Thirteen – Wytschaete (Wijtschate) War Memorial

A winter’s day in Wytschaete.  In June 1917 this scene would have been one of utter devastation.

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