Ploegsteert is a municipality in
Belgiumlocated in Hainaut province. It is approximately 2 kilometres north of the French border. Created in 1850on part of the territory of Warneton, it includes the hamlet of Le Bizet.
Ploegsteert Woodwas the site of fierce WWI fighting. Winston Churchill stayed there from January to May 1916. The Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missingcommemorates more than 11,000 missing British Commonwealth servicemen who died in the area during that time.
It was declared a sister city of Wolverton, England, in 2006; this was partly initiated through the finding of letters from a 16-year-old soldier from Wolverton named Albert French. He is buried in
Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, just outside the village.
The village is home to a carpentry museum. [ [http://www.belgium-tourism.net/informations/wallonia_attraction/EN/A/V/49378.html Belgium-Tourism.net] ]
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