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South of Ploegsteert Part Three – Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery

Just a couple of hundred yards east of Gunner’s Farm Military Cemetery, on the opposite side of the road, lies the third cemetery on our tour – Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery.  Begun late in November 1914 by men of the Essex … Continue reading

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South of Ploegsteert Part Two – Gunners Farm Military Cemetery

Half a mile east of London Rifle Brigade Cemetery our second stop, Gunners Farm Cemetery, is somewhat smaller; 172 men were buried here in the year between July 1915 and July 1916 (there are three later burials and four Germans, … Continue reading

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South of Ploegsteert Part One Addendum – 12th East Surrey Raid

Page from the 12th Bn. War Diary detailing the events of late June 1916.

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South of Ploegsteert Part One – London Rifle Brigade Cemetery

On this tour we shall visit six CWGC cemeteries that lie between Ploegsteert village and the town of Armentières, just across the French border a couple of miles to the south.  Six small cemeteries, somewhat off the beaten track and seldom visited, the final resting … Continue reading

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Another Tour of Ploegsteert Wood Update

A Google map showing the position of the places we visit during the tour is now available by clicking the new Tour Maps link on the home page.  Hope you find it of use.

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A Tour of Ploegsteert Wood Part Twelve

It’s been more than a year since the ‘Tour of Ploegsteert Wood’ project began and we are now finally nearing the conclusion.  For those of you who have followed our progress around (and within) Ploegsteert Wood, I ought to mention at … Continue reading

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A Tour of Ploegsteert Wood Part Eleven – Le Gheer & the Birdcage

The calvary at the crossroads at Le Gheer, sited exactly where it was a hundred years ago.  There’s a photograph of it taken in 1915 in the late Tony Spagnoly’s excellent book ‘A Walk Round Plugstreet’, and you will find another one if you … Continue reading

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