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Zillebeke Churchyard

The churchyard at Zillebeke contains 30 CWGC headstones, two of which are special memorials, and, most unusually, two private memorials, a total of 32 burials in all.  Six of these men are unidentified, and of the remaining 26, six are … Continue reading

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Hill 60 Part Three – Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery

The third and final part of our visit to Hill 60 takes us to Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, some four hundred yards west of the hill, and the final resting place of many men who were killed in the … Continue reading

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Hill 60 Part Two – The Caterpillar Crater

Hill 60, on the far side of the railway cutting, and, to the right, the trees that conceal the Caterpillar Crater. 

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Hill 60 – Part One

Sun and snow on Hill 60, January 2013. 

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Spoilbank

I thought you might like to see this.  Drawn by Lieutenant (and later Captain) H. M. Boyd, Royal Engineers, and kindly lent to me for use on this site by a member of his family (who naturally holds the copyright), it shows the area referred … Continue reading

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A Tour of Zillebeke (South) Part Eight – Spoilbank Cemetery

It’s been a long tour, but at last we arrive at our final destination, Spoilbank Cemetery, named after the banks of spoil heaped nearby when the cutting for the now disused Ypres-Comines canal was originally dug.  520 men, one fifth of them … Continue reading

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A Tour of Zillebeke (South) Part Seven – Chester Farm Military Cemetery

On leaving the Bluff we need only travel half a mile or so west to reach the final two cemeteries on our tour. Only a few hundred yards apart, these cemeteries contain more than 900 British burials, mainly from between early … Continue reading

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