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Ieper - Walking Tour

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Ieper - Walking Tour

Kiplinglaan aat N332 CWGC Ypres Town Cemetery & Extension Meenseweg CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery N8 CWGC Cemeteries: Hooge Crater Cemetery Buttes New British Cemetery Polygon Wood Cemetery Steverlyncklaan Brigadier General Francis Aylmer Maxwell Francis Maxwell’s military career began long before the First World War. During the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917 he was 2 commanding the 27th Infantry Brigade of the 9th (Scottish) Division. His career came to an end when he was shot by a sniper on 21 September 1917. His personal inscription reads: “AN IDEAL SOLDIER AND A VERY PERFECT GENTLEMAN BELOVED BY ALL HIS MEN”. We honour and care for the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world. Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told. Find out more about our charitable foundation at www.cwgc.org/support-us IEPER WALKING TOUR TOUR STARTS HERE 1 CWGC Ypres Reservoir Cemetery N308 Station Bolli Haiglaan Minneplein 2 N375 Elverdingsestraat Maloulaan Colaertplein Dikkebusseweg N37b St George’s Memorial Church In Flanders Fields Museum de Stuersstr Stationsstr 3 N37b Masscheleinlaan Slachthuisstr St Martin’s Cathedral Cloth Hall leper Oudstrijderslaan CWGC Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate Groenpark Information Centre Lombaardstr Wateringsstraat 4 Grote Markt Rijselstraat D’Hondtstraat Klaverstraat Menenstraat Market Square St. Jacobsstraat Rijselstraat N336 N313 5 ngstraat Basculestraat Kasteelgracht Hoornwerk N37 Frenchlaan CWGC Menin Gate Memorial Vaubanstr Leopold Ill-laan Ypres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave 37) PERSONAL STORIES Lance Corporal Fred Fisher Fred Fisher was studying at McGill University in Canada when the war broke out. He enlisted and within few weeks left for training in England. In April 1915 his unit was sent to the Ypres front. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Second Battle of Ypres, becoming the first Canadian to be awarded the VC during the First World War. He was later killed in action and his final resting place is unknown. He is commemorated by name on the Menin Gate Memorial. Commemorated on Panel 24. The CWGC Experience is a unique visitor attraction. Take a look behind the scenes at the work of the CWGC. Located in Beaurains, near Arras, France. Ieper Information Centre Visit our Information Centre, located near the Menin Gate in Ieper, Belgium. To find out more visit www.cwgc.org DISCOVER LEARN REMEMBER Lance Corporal Edward Hunt Paten A Brisbane born jackaroo, Edward Paten enlisted in the AIF in December 1915. He was wounded in France in 1916 but returned to service in 1917. In July 1917 his gun team were hit by a shell whilst holding the front line at Ploegsteert Wood and Paten was killed. His remains were buried nearby but sadly over time, his grave was lost. He is today commemorated by name on the Menin Gate Memorial. Commemorated on panel 29

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