Please be aware that there are a number of slip, trip and fall hazards. Small children should be supervised at all times, especially if climbing on the memorial.
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Near the town of Ieper in Belgium is Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world. It is now the resting place of more than 11,900 servicemen of the British Empire from the First World War.
This area on the Western Front was the scene of the Third Battle of Ypres. Also known as the Battle of Passchendaele, it was one of the major battles of the First World War.
- Many of those who fell on the Passchendaele battlefields are buried here.
- Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was a barn that stood near the level crossing on the road from Passchendaele to Broodseinde. Around it were a number of blockhouses
- After the Armistice, the cemetery was enlarged when graves from the battlefields of Passchendaele and Langemarck were brought here
- The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker
- King George V visited Tyne Cot cemetery in 1922 during his visit to the cemeteries of the First World War. He chose a blockhouse as the site on which the Cross of Sacrifice was placed
Tyne Cot, originally “Tyne Cott.” or “Tyne Cottage”, was a name applied to a farm building which stood near the level crossing on the road from Passchendaele to Broodseinde. Around it were a number of blockhouses or ‘pillboxes'.explore the history