Country Belgium
Region West-Vlaanderen
Total identified casualties 34990 Find these records
Casualties from First World War

Around the eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery near the town of Ieper in Belgium stands the Tyne Cot Memorial. It bears the names of some 35,000 men of the British and New Zealand forces who have no known grave, nearly all of whom died between August 1917 and November 1918.

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.

Key features

  • Tyne Cot Memorial stands around the eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • The Tyne Cot Memorial is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient
  • It was designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by Joseph Armitage and Ferdinand Victor Blundstone
  • The memorial was unveiled by Australian soldier and veterans' rights activist Sir Gilbert Dyett, on 20 June 1927
  • The names are carved on the memorial on panels of Portland stone, set in high flint walls which have been built in a half circle

History

Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was a barn near the level crossing on the road from Passchendaele to Broodseinde, named by the Northumberland Fusilier.

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There are two separate registers for this site - one for Tyne Cot Cemetery and one for the memorial. The memorial register is located in the left hand rotunda.

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