AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE
Chester Farm Cemetery, Zillebeke
Copyright © Jacky Platteeuw, 2001
TRENCHES: ST. ELOI
Over the flat slope of St. Eloi
To and fro, from the lines.
Through scattered dead horses,
The Germans have rockets.
Before the line, chaos:
LIEUTENANT THOMAS ERNEST HULME
`B'Company, Ist BattalionHonourableArtillery Company.
Naval Siege Battery, Royal Marine Artillery.
Born: 16th September 1883. Staffordshire.
Educated: High School, Newcastle-under-Lyne, St. John's College, Cambridge.
Killed: 28th September 1917. Aged 34 years.
Coxyde (Koksijde) Military Cemetery, Belgium.
CHESTER FARM CEMETERY
Location: Take the road from Ypres to Armentières (N365). About 3 miles down this you will see, on your left hand side, the bunkercomplex of "Lankhof ". A little bit further the magnificent "Bedford House Cemetery". Continue for about ½ mile on your left you will see the CWGC markers for different cemeteries. Follow the markers. First you will pass "Spoilbank Cemetery" a little further you will find "Chester Farm Cemetery".
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