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Remembered Today:

Boetleers Farm, Gravenstafel, Ypres


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Has anybody visited the present day sight and if so is the farm still called Boetleers and is it named?

I think there are about three farms in that location now.

Sean

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  • 5 years later...

I have tried many times to locate the farm and the positions of 1/8 DLI on the night of 25/26 April 1915 but to no avail. The current owners were less than helpful when I visited on the 100th anniversary

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Wozzy

I can help you there, I have progressed my query a lot in 6 years.

I've located the site, walked the 8 DLI advance to Kronprinz Farm and the retreat back.

I also have all the statements written by the surviving officers in 1921 of the battle and a map drawn by one of them.

A couple of friends went on the 100th anniversary and walked the ground.

Sean

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