Category Archives: French Flanders

French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Seven – Trois Arbres Cemetery

Leaving the Armentières-Bailleul road, and taking the southern turn-off from Pont-d’Achelles, after a short distance we reach Trois Arbres Cemetery, where over 1,700 British soldiers are now buried or commemorated.

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Six – Pont-d’Achelles Military Cemetery

No more than a mile up the Bailleul road from Nieppe, this is Pont-d’Achelles Military Cemetery.

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Five – Nieppe War Memorial

Before we leave Nieppe we shall naturally pay our respects at the village war memorial.

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Four – 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 Three – 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 Two – 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

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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