Tour

This section displays a selection of photos taken around the battlefield. The map shows where each of the photos were taken. The tour starts on the D947 heading into Vieux-Berquin, parking at the church in Vieux-Berquin and then walking around the battlefield. To walk the route described takes the best part of 6 hours with frequent stops. If you want to visit the cemeteries at Aval Wood or Outtersteene, these are best done in the car after the main walk. If you click on the photos to open them up, you’ll see descriptive text to explain what you’re looking at.

Tour of the battlefield.

Tour of the battlefield.

(1)

View from the crest of the D947 towards Vieux-Berquin.

View from the crest of the D947 towards Vieux-Berquin.

(2)

Site of railway station above Vieux Berquin.

Site of railway station above Vieux Berquin.

(3)

89th Field Ambulance main aid post of 13th April.

89th Field Ambulance main aid post of 13th April.

(4)

Church; Vieux-Berquin.

(5)

Site of VC action; Captain T.T.Pryce 4th Grenadier Guards.

Site of VC action; Captain T.T.Pryce 4th Grenadier Guards.

(6)

Junction of 149 Bde & the KOSB on the morning of 12th April.

Junction of 149 Bde & the KOSB on the morning of 12th April.

(7)

View south over the battlefield.

View south over the battlefield.

(8)

Calvary.

Calvary.

(9)

Prince Farm.

Prince Farm.

(10)

Meteren Becque looking north.

Meteren Becque looking north.

(11)

Meteren Becque looking south.

Meteren Becque looking south.

(12)

Junction of the road from Bleu Tour with that to Merris.

Junction of the road from Bleu Tour with that to Merris.

(13)

Calvary at Bleu Tour.

Calvary at Bleu Tour.

(14)

Bleu Tour to Vieux-Berquin.

Bleu Tour to Vieux-Berquin.

(15)

1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers reserve position.

1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers reserve position.

(16)

Outtersteene cemetery, extension Bailleul.

Outtersteene cemetery, extension Bailleul.

(17)

Sydney's memorial.

Sydney’s memorial.

(18)

Possible trenches.

Possible trenches.

(19)

89th Field Ambulance aid post in Vieux-Berquin.

89th Field Ambulance aid post in Vieux-Berquin.

(20)

Aval Wood Cemetery.

Aval Wood Cemetery.

 

 

 

One Response to Tour

  1. Thank you so much for putting your website information together. I really appreciate this, as with the commemorations regarding the First World War, I knew that I had family who died, and had a date of 13th April 1918, Michael Reilly served with the 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Thanks to your website I have been able to trace the battle on this date and it has brought it has been invaluable to my family history, as I have seen the photos and really appreciate this information. I now have furthered my investigations into our family history and really appreciate your efforts. It makes it more important to myself, as the family never spoke about these events – suppose they were devastated – so, once again, many thanks.

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