Category Archives: Zillebeke

Zillebeke – A Walk in the Palingbeek

Parts of the Palingbeek remain relatively unknown, even today, to many visitors to the battlefields of the Great War in Flanders.  Even those who come to pay their respects to the men buried in the British cemeteries on the high … Continue reading

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Tuileries British Cemetery

No more than a couple of hundred yards south of Perth Cemetery (China Wall), in the outskirts of Zillebeke, another British cemetery can be found behind these houses to the west of the road.

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Perth Cemetery (China Wall)

Another of the many cemeteries to be found in the Zillebeke area, Perth Cemetery (China Wall) was begun by French troops in November 1914, and it was not until June 1917 that the first British burials were made here, The … Continue reading

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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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