Essex Farm Cemetery: Concrete bunkers

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Restored and recently re-opened Allied bunkers next to the canal by Essex Farm Cemetery, the site of an advanced dressing station. These date from circa September 1916. It was in this immediate vicinity on 2nd or 3rd May 1915 that the Canadian major (later lieutenant colonel) and doctor John McCrae wrote 'In Flanders Fields'. He was working in this medical aid station where he cared for the wounded from the 1st Canadian Artillery Brigade, which...