Category Archives: The Nursery

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

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

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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: The Nursery Part Fifteen – Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension

The final stop on our tour of the Nursery is Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension.

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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Fourteen – Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery

A mile up the road from La Chapelle d’Armentières, and no more than a mile due east of Armentières itself, the penultimate cemetery on our tour is Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery.

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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Thirteen – A Tour Map

With only two cemeteries still to visit on this tour of the Nursery, I thought it might interest you to see where we have been, and where we have still to go, on this very nice Google map.  If you … Continue reading

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