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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Eight – X Farm Cemetery

No let up in the weather, folks.  When we reached X Farm Cemetery, Baldrick declined to vacate the car, and I have to admit that my own excursion was somewhat brief.

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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Seven – Desplanque Farm Cemetery

Five hundred yards as the crow flies north east of Ration Farm Military Cemetery, our next stop finds us at Desplanque Farm Cemetery.

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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Six – Ration Farm Military Cemetery

A little less than a mile north east of Bois-Grenier, our next stop sees us at Ration Farm Military Cemetery…

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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Five – Brewery Orchard Cemetery

A dank day and a rather dank place, I’m afraid to say.  This is Brewery Orchard Cemetery, and there used to be an orchard here.  And presumably a brewery.

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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Four – Bois-Grenier War Memorial

Back in French Flanders, you may remember that we had embarked on a tour of the cemeteries to the south and south east of the border town of Armentières, an area referred to by the Australians in 1916 as the … Continue reading

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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Three – Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery

The communal cemetery in Bois-Grenier contains 121 British Great War burials.

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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Two – White City Cemetery

Just a couple of hundred yards across the fields to the east of Y Farm Military Cemetery, where our tour began, our second stop, White City Cemetery, is considerably smaller, as you can see, and was used for a far … Continue reading

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