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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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Memories of 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 Part Nine – Spoilbank Cemetery

And so we arrive at the final destination of the first part of our Zillebeke tour, 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 … Continue reading

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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Eight – 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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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Seven – Woods Cemetery

Now Baldrick and I rarely do things the easy way, so no real surprise when we find ourselves failing dismally to find the entrance to Woods Cemetery.  Luckily for us the logs to the right of the photograph give us an … Continue reading

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