Category Archives: Messines

Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annexe

Half a mile east of Wulvergem, just south of the road that leads towards Messines (now Mesen), this farm down in the valley of the River Douve plays host to two CWGC cemeteries.

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Night Comes In

Spot the Cross of Sacrifice.  Sunset at Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annexe.

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A Tour of the Messines Ridge Part Sixteen – Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery

Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, the final stop on our Tour of the Messines Ridge.

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A Tour of the Messines Ridge Part Fifteen – 19th (Western) Division Memorial

Just before we arrive at the final cemetery on our tour, we pass this roadside memorial, known as the ‘Butterfly Memorial’, to the men of the 19th Division.

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A Tour of the Messines Ridge Part Fourteen – Somer Farm Cemetery

As evening begins to fall and our tour nears its end, we find ourselves at the little cemetery of Somer Farm, on the north eastern outskirts of Wytschaete.

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A Tour of the Messines Ridge Part Thirteen – Wytschaete (Wijtschate) War Memorial

A winter’s day in Wytschaete.  In June 1917 this scene would have been one of utter devastation.

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A Tour of the Messines Ridge Part Twelve – Torreken Farm Cemetery No.1

Torreken Farm Cemetery No.1 lies in the fields half a mile north west of Derry House, to the south east of the village of Wytschaete (Wijtschate).

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