Category Archives: Belgian War Memorials

Ten Brielen War Memorial

If you take the road south from Zandvoorde towards Comines, past the German bunker we visited some time ago (You didn’t?  Then click here: Ten Brielen Bunker), after about a mile and a half you will pass through Ten Brielen … Continue reading

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Kruiseik War Memorial

The village of Kruiseik, situated just south of the Menin Road about a mile east of Geluveld, was captured by the Germans, after several days of heavy fighting, on 29th October 1914, and remained in their hands until recaptured by … Continue reading

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Zandvoorde War Memorial & Churchyard

The church of St. Bartholomew at Zandvoorde, destroyed during the First World War and rebuilt in the 1920s.

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Along the River Leie Part Seven – Menen Communal Cemetery

Our final stop along this short stretch of the river is the communal cemetery in the town of Menen (yes, this was once called Menin, and yes, if you head north west from here some eleven miles you will find yourself … Continue reading

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Along the River Leie Part Six – Geluwe War Memorial & William Thomas Leggett Memorial

Geluwe, like the other towns we have visited, was occupied by the Germans for most of the First World War, and, again like the others, was totally destroyed during the course of it.

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Along the River Leie Part Three – Wervik War Memorial

Following the Leie north east, after a couple of miles we arrive in Wervik, another town that, like Comines, straddles the river.  This is the war memorial in the northern, Belgian part of Wervik, and like all of these memorials along the Franco-Belgian … Continue reading

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Ypres (Ieper) – St. George’s Memorial Church

Just round the corner from the Cloth Hall is St. George’s Memorial Church. Opened in 1929 as a memorial to the British soldiers who fought and died in the Salient, since 1945 St. George’s has also served as a memorial church to the troops who, in … Continue reading

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