Category Archives: French War Memorials

French Flanders: Richebourg Part One – Richebourg War Memorial

Four months ago now, we completed our tour of the cemeteries and memorials around Neuve Chapelle. 

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French Flanders: Neuve Chapelle Part Four – Neuve Chapelle War Memorial

Neuve Chapelle war memorial is an unprepossessing little memorial outside this building in the centre of the village. 

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French Flanders: From Laventie to Neuve Chapelle Part Three – Laventie War Memorial

A brief stop in the centre of Laventie to pay our respects at the town war memorial. 

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Strazeele War Memorial

A fine spring day in May 2022.  We are in Strazeele.  Where is Strazeele, I hear you cry? 

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Wervicq-Sud War Memorial

Wervicq-Sud war memorial, photographed in October 2019. 

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Bousbecque Communal Cemetery & War Memorial

A short distance east of Wervicq-Sud, Bousbecque, still only ten miles from the centre of Ypres (Ieper), is another French town that clings to the southern bank of the River Lys, and another place that I have passed by on … Continue reading

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French Flanders: Armentières to La Gorgue Part Twelve – La Gorgue War Memorial

Less than a mile south west of Estaires, and now just south, once more, of the River Lys, our penultimate stop on the first part of this tour finds us at the war memorial in the centre of La Gorgue.

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