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Essex Farm Cemetery

Ypres, Flanders, Belgium

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Essex Farm Cemetery

Essex Farm Cemetery is a CWGC cemetery just north of Ypres where 1,199 World War I servicemen were buried, 102 of which were unidentified. Several divisions used the Essex Farm Cemetery, including the 49th (West Riding) Division and 38th (Welsh) Division

During the war, the site of Essex Farm Cemetery was the location of an Advanced Dressing Station or 'ADS'. This particular ADS was the site where Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Army Medical Corps wrote the poem 'In Flanders Fields' in May 1915.

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