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.
The In Flanders Field Museum in Belgium is a comprehensive museum of the First World War and Ypres’s role in the conflict.
The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 provides a comprehensive account of the Battle of Passchendaele, World War One.
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