Category Archives: St. Jean

Kitchener’s Wood Memorial

So, where, exactly, is this Kitchener’s Wood, I hear you ask?  Well, sorry to disappoint, but there isn’t one.  Not any more.  But there was during the Great War, and it saw an action in 1915 that goes down as … Continue reading

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St. Jean – White House Cemetery

It’s a grey day as we arrive at White House Cemetery, three quarters of a mile north east of the Menin Gate, on the road to St. Jean (Sint-Jan) and Wieltje.

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St. Jean War Memorial

The crossroads in the centre of the little village of St. Jean (now Sint-Jan), almost exactly one mile north east of the Menin Gate.

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Wieltje – Oxford Road Cemetery

At long last, here we are at Oxford Road Cemetery, no more than two miles north east of Ypres (Ieper).

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Wieltje – 50th Northumbrian Division Memorial

Maybe six hundred yards east, and a little north, of Wieltje Farm Cemetery, this impressive memorial remembers the men of the 50th Northumbrian Division.

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Wieltje Farm Cemetery

It seems strange, after more than seven years and over 800 posts, that there are still a handful of cemeteries within a stone’s throw of the Menin Gate, to the east of the City of Ypres (Ieper), that I have … Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Twenty One – Pilkem Demarcation Stone

The penultimate stop on our tour finds us across the fields from the industrial estate, where another of the nineteen Demarcation Stones still to be found on the roadsides of Belgium, this one is sited alongside the Pilkemseweg about a … Continue reading

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