Category Archives: South of Ploegsteert

South of Ploegsteert Part Six – Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery

Our last stop, Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery, is the furthest east of the six cemeteries on this tour.  Here, we are only a few hundred yards away from where the front lines ran for much of the war.

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South of Ploegsteert Part Five – Tancrez Farm Cemetery

Just a minute’s drive east of Motor Car Corner Cemetery we find Tancrez Farm Cemetery, the fifth stop on our tour.

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South of Ploegsteert Part Four – Motor Car Corner Cemetery

As is invariably the case, thanks to the CWGC, the route to Motor Car Corner Cemetery is clearly signposted, as are the two other cemeteries we have yet to visit on this tour.

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

Just a couple of hundred yards east of Gunners Farm, 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 Regiment (a … 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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