The Vlamertinge Burial Grounds Part Seven – Vlamertinge Church & War Memorial

The entrance to St. Vedast Church, Vlamertinge, with the village war memorial to the far left of shot.  Continue reading

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The Vlamertinge Burial Grounds Part Six – Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery

Half a mile due east of Hop Store British Cemetery, and today only a mile and a half from the western outskirts of Ypres (Ieper), this is the entrance to Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery.  Continue reading

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The Vlamertinge Burial Grounds Part Five – Hop Store British Cemetery

The first of three cemeteries we shall be visiting in Vlamertinge, this is Hop Store British Cemetery.  Continue reading

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The Vlamertinge Burial Grounds Part Four – The Chavasse V.C. Memorial

Remember this shot from the first Brandhoek post a while back, the signposts pointing to the three cemeteries we have recently visited?  Well, here we are back on the Ieper-Poperinge road, and there being a church here at Brandhoek, you’d expect me to have a look around, would you not?  Continue reading

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The Vlamertinge Burial Grounds Part Three – Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3

On leaving Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, on the right here, our next stop is quite literally across the road.  Continue reading

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The Vlamertinge Burial Grounds Part Two – Brandhoek New Military Cemetery

In July 1917, as preparations for the forthcoming Third Battle of Ypres continued, three casualty clearing stations were moved into the Brandhoek area, and as the month drew to a close, two new cemeteries were opened close to the site of the first, Brandhoek Military Cemetery, where we found ourselves last postContinue reading

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The Vlamertinge Burial Grounds Part One – Brandhoek Military Cemetery

A couple of miles east of the outskirts of modern Poperinge, on the old Ieper (Ypres) road that the soldiers used a hundred years ago as they marched to and from the front lines, familiar green signposts invite us to take a right-hand turn.  Continue reading

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