The Western Front Today - 49th (West Riding) Division Memorial

49th Division Memorial The 49th (West Riding) Division memorial is located within Essex Farm cemetery in the Ypres Salient. Contained within the cemetery - which covers dome 6,032 square metres - are those men of the division who were killed during 1915 (among many others).

The 49th Division Memorial is sited immediately behind Essex Farm cemetery on the canal bank.

Essex Farm cemetery is chiefly renowned today as the site which featured a dressing station manned by John McCrae, who went on to write perhaps the war's most famous poem, In Flanders Fields.

Film Footage of 49th Division Memorial

Before Endeavours Fade, Rose E.B. Coombs, After the Battle 1994
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide - Ypres Salient, Leo Cooper 2000

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