Category Archives: French Flanders

French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Three – Nieppe Communal Cemetery

A short distance north west of Pont-de-Nieppe, we arrive in the town of Nieppe itself.

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Two – Pont-de-Nieppe German Military Cemetery

At the far north western end of Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery, beneath the willow trees, 790 German Great War casualties are buried in one of a number of small German cemeteries to be found in this part of French Flanders.

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part One – Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery

The road from Armentières north west to Bailleul passes through a number of small communities each of which, it won’t surprise you to hear, host their own CWGC cemetery.

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French Flanders – Suffolk Cemetery, La Rolanderie Farm

Happy New Year folks.  Let’s return to the Nursery. Suffolk Cemetery, La Rolanderie Farm, can be found in the middle of the fields a few hundred yards south of the town of Erquinghem-Lys.

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French Flanders – Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension

The small town of Erquinghem-Lys, a very short distance to the south west of Armentières, was occupied briefly by the Germans early in October 1914, before the British captured it on the 16th of the month.  From then it remained … Continue reading

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part One – Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery & the Cite Bonjean (New Zealand) Memorial

Situated in the south western corner of the town of Armentières, Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in this part of French Flanders.

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French Flanders: Fromelles Part Nine – Anzac Cemetery

Anzac Cemetery was begun by the 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, close to an advanced dressing station, just before the attack at Fromelles in July 1916, and was used from then until the German advance of April 1918.

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