VISIT: Pozieres Cemetery
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VISIT: Pozieres Cemetery

This post on Pozieres Cemetery is part of a series on the Great War.

 

This is a short one, but Pozieres is worth a visit. As well as a large Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, the town was the site of a fierce battle involving the Australians at the Pozieres Windmill, which you will read about in an upcoming post. If you don’t have time to see many cemeteries in the area, this is one that is representative of the typical CWGC cemetery, with colonnades, Lutyens memorial and beautiful landscaping. I was very distracted by the magnificent hostas on the way in.

Pozieres Cemetery is one of the easier CWGC cemeteries to visit if you need level access, as it is flat. It is grassy, however, like most of the rest.

There is on-street parking, though you may find yourself across a busy road from the entrance. There are two steps down into the cemetery from the entrance, though you can see into the cemetery from the level.

While there are benches, they are less convenient. The benches are all up two steps from the grass level, which is unfortunate.

 

 

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Since being diagnosed with an inflammatory arthritis in 2008, I have travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, with forays into the Middle East and the South Pacific. If I'm not bedridden I'm planning my next trip; if I am bedridden I'm reading guidebooks to inspire my bucket list. I am happiest near water with a view, and love the buzz of cities and the solitude of the open road.

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