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British: Essex Farm Canal Bank Bunker

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

This is a good example of the many bunkers in existence here during the war. Only the arched concrete front with a doorway and windows facing away from the front, and low walls, containing an elephant iron roof panel, remain of this bunker.

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The bunker was earth covered and sandbagged to give protection from the shelling in this vicinity. It was constructed by the engineers from 124 Field Company, R.E., 38th Division, on 1 March 1917 and who used the bunker.

War Diary of the 124 Field Company, R.E.

After the Armistice the bunker was used by homeless Belgian families returning to the area.

Located nearby is the Yperlee stream and the remnants of a footbridge constructed from light railway track.

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