Category Archives: Zillebeke

A Tour of Zillebeke Extra – 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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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Eleven – 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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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Ten – Perth Cemetery (China Wall)

You may remember, way back in Part Two of this tour, that I mentioned that we would find ourselves north east of Zillebeke Lake later in the year, and as you can see, we most certainly have! Sited next to … Continue reading

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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Twelve – 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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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Fifteen – Hill 60 Part Three: Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery

The final part of this long tour of the Zillebeke area takes us to Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, some four hundred yards west of Hill 60, and the final resting place of many men who were killed in the … Continue reading

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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Fourteen- 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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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Thirteen – Hill 60 Part One

Sun and snow on Hill 60, January 2013. 

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