ESSEX FARM, BOEZINGE

The Dressing Station where Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae of the Royal Canadian Medical Corps and the celebrated writer of the poem In Flanders Fields operated. Situated on the banks of the canal, the dugout was one of a series of similar constructions built to accommodate units when out of the line. Nearby is Essex Farm Cemetery, today a burial plot of over a thousand British soldiers including the grave of Private Barratt V.C. The cemetery is often visited by British school children as Private Strudwick, aged 15 is also buried here.

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