Essex Farm Dressing Station

About two miles north of Ypres along the Yser Canal are located the ruins of the Essex Farm dressing station. It is a major stop for all visitors to the Salient because it is where John McCrae of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps wrote In Flanders Fields in 1915.

Near the station bunkers is a memorial to the 49th West Riding Division that also served in the area and the Essex Farm Cemetery which holds 1,180 Commonwealth Graves. To learn more about John McCrae and his famous poem visit:

John McCrae: Soldier, Physician, Immortal Poet

To learn how those who died in the Ypres Salient are honored every evening visit:

Last Post at the Menin Gate

Or view images of:

Essex Farm at the Unfortunate Region Website

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