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Address: Vijfwegestraat 1, Zonnebeke 8980, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 51 77 04 41
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It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of...

It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box. There are three other pill-boxes in the cemetery.

There are now 11,956 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery. 8,369 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to more than 80 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 20 casualties whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. There are 4 German burials, 3 being unidentified.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

The TYNE COT MEMORIAL forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery and commemorates nearly 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom and New Zealand who died in the Ypres Salient after 16 August 1917 and whose graves are not known. The memorial stands close to the farthest point in Belgium reached by Commonwealth forces in the First World War until the final advance to victory.

The memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by F V Blundstone.

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A very sobering visit to this WW1 cemetery. There is a small museum where the names of the soldiers remembered in the cemetery are constantly read out. The cemetery itself is vast... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very sobering visit to this WW1 cemetery. There is a small museum where the names of the soldiers remembered in the cemetery are constantly read out. The cemetery itself is vast and the memorial wall at the rear full of names of soldiers lost but never found. Definitely a day to remember the waste of wars

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Car Parking used to be poor, now easy. Recent addition of Visitor Centre is very good. Cemetery remains the same solemn reminder of unnecessary losses. Very emotive but unquestionably a must to experience first hand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many many battlefields and cemeteries. This is one of the very best. Getting there, like most destinations in Ypres, is not simple. When I drove up I had no idea that there was a structure much less a cemetery of this scale in the farmland. The layout is compartmentalized, adding to the effect. Appropriate for children.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This memorial is nothing short of mind blowing. It is absolutely stunning but sad at the same time. It has to be seen to be believed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This big world war cemetery is really eye-opening about how many victims a world war can make, regardless of their nationality or sides of the conflict. The white graves spread out for quite a big area, each one representing a human life that was lost. The memorial cross is impressive and the structure at the end of the cemetery, with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given that you are viewing the fields of Passchendaele before you arrive at this cemetery it is sobering to see how many are buried here. The fields now are quite beautiful but back then they were a muddy impassible mess. Such a waste of these young lives.

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Really brings home the insanity of WW1. Beautifully maintained cemetery. Shocking to see how young some soldiers were.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited the major Western Front memorials, I thought I'd seen it all, but Tyne Cot is just overwhelmingly sad. There are so many graves and so many names recorded here that I will remember this place for the rest of my life. No one will be in any doubt after visiting here, that war is good for nothing. Parking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Was a sunny day and we went for a WO I trip through Flanders. Tyne Cot was our first stop. Seeing all the graves and the names of the soldiers on the walls ... even our teenagers became very silent. Impressive. No more ar please

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

found the place a good place to visit if your in the area for me when i went it realy brought it home as to the loss of life good parking and free looking out over the country in front and knowing why such a loss of life for the men buried here made me sad

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