As part of the Canadian documentary “Finding the Fallen” (YAP TV) archaeological excavations were conducted on several sites in northern France and Belgium. In January 2005 research was carried out on the sites of Forward Cottage and Bikschote, near Ypres. Both sites are situated on the so-called A19-trajectory.The excavations, which lasted for two weeks, were conducted by the VIOE (Flemish Heritage Institute), in cooperation with the AWA and the British No Man’s Land Team. The excavations ware financially supported by YAP TV.

Forward Cottage is situated alongside the Moortelweg, some 100 metres north of the modern day ending point of the A19 motorway. The site is located north of Cross roads, were the VIOE conducted large scale excavations in 2003.