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British: Boezinge Canal Bank, Bard Cottage

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

Located directly opposite Bard Cottage Cemetery, this bunker was tunnelled into the spoil from the canal cutting. The canal embankment now covers the bunker however, the edge of the shelter is visible.

Authors image. The edge of the bunker is still visible.

Authors image

The 208th (Norfolk) Field Company, R.E., 34th Division had their HQ here in October 1917, they were maintaining the bridges over the canal as well as the trackways to the front line.

Linesman Map

The 34th Division were also attempting to cross the Broenbeek near Langemark, a memorial to the Division can be seen there. The memorial stands next to a German reinforced machine gun bunker and you can read more here

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