Tours of WW1 - Essex dressing station - "In Flanders Fields"



This is believed to be the location where Major John McCrae wrote his famous poem In Flanders Fields after burying a friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, on 3rd May 1915.

Lieutenant Helmer was buried in the burial plot in the vicinity of Essex Farm at that time, but his grave was subsequently lost.

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