A total of 1,185 soldiers are buried at Essex Farm, including one of the youngest casualties of the war: Valentine Joe Strudwick was just 15 years old when he was killed. Next to the cemetery, you can still see the concrete bunkers in which a dressing station was housed. It was in one of these primitive “dug-outs” that the Canadian military doctor John McCrae wrote his world-famous poem “In Flanders Fields” at the beginning of May 1915.

Where

Next to Diksmuidseweg 148
8900 Ypres

Accessibility information

The cemetery is accessible with help. To cross the cobbled entrance path, you might need a push.

Local map

Below you will find an interactive map.

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