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Flatiron Copse Cemetery

Bois Santiin, Mametz, France
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Beautiful

So struck by the location and the utter serenity of this desperately sad place, we visited twice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mjrennie
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Coventry
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Came across Flat Iron Cemetery whilst visiting the Welsh Memorial, its close to Mametz Wood and has... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Philip H
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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There are now 1,572 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 420 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 36 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and nine buried in Mametz Wood Cemetery whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So struck by the location and the utter serenity of this desperately sad place, we visited twice over a three day period. The stillness is jarring. I found it to be profoundly moving.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Came across Flat Iron Cemetery whilst visiting the Welsh Memorial, its close to Mametz Wood and has 1500 graves.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

A cemetary like many others, however, if you get the audio recording for Cpl Edward Dwyer, his grave is located here..play the audio at his grave for a moving touch to your battlefield tour

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We came across this cemetery on our way from the Mametz Wood memorial and stopped to have a look. Very small compared to many of the bigger cemeteries, it contains over 1500 graves of soldiers from all over the Commonwealth. It is very pretty and,...More

Thank Sally F
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This place is about 500 yards from the Welsh division memorial at Mametz but it's out of sight and along one of those worrying French tracks that look like they will be OK but turn into a potholed nightmare. It's actually a fairly good track...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had visited Mametz Wood and the Welsh Dragon monument dedicated to the Welsh Division before we visited this cemetery; as my title says, poignant and thought provoking. The cemetery is very well kept but aren't all those that are cared for by the Commonwealth...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Welsh memorial we carried on along the lane and found this cemetery. Definitely one to visit. As with all Commonwealth cemeteries, it is beautiful. Some wonderful personal memorials.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I'd visited Mametz Wood 3 times but this was my first visit to this cemetery. Do make an effort to go there, and research it before hand - the graves of the two brothers and others are worth commemorating, as are they all.

Thank John T
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We'd visited Mametz woods and the awesome Welsh dragon moument. We were busy looking for Flatiron cemetary when all of a sudden, the sign popped up. It lies opposite a wood. We visited at about 7pm when there was nobody about except the foraging animals...More

Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

For those that died in such explosive and loud circumstances, they will find peace here. This is a beautifully maintained cemetery, a little out of the way at the foot of Memetz Wood. It is well worth a visit. If you are going to visit...More

Thank Penn J
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