- a village in W Belgium, near Ypres: battles 1914, 1917.
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This forest extended northwest of Lille and south of Messines.
At nightfall the line held about Messines was the same as in the morning.1914
John French, Viscount of Ypres
The fighting around Messines on the 31st had been equally severe.
An attack was made by the Germans on Messines about this time, but was decisively repulsed.
Finally, on the right there was the Messines Ridge, which we had just captured.A Company of Tanks
W. H. L. Watson