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Tyne Cot Memorial
Zonnebeke, West Flanders, Belgium

tyne cot memorial
Tyne Cot Memorial

GPS: 50.887279, 2.999485

Vijfwegestraat
8980 Zonnebeke, Belgium

Date published: June 1, 2017
Total records: 34,994

Tyne Cot Memorial is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

History

'Tyne Cot' or 'Tyne Cottage' was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. The barn, which had become the centre of five or six German blockhouses, or pill-boxes, was captured by the 3rd Australian Division on 4 October 1917, in the advance on Passchendaele. 

One of these pill-boxes was unusually large and was used as an advanced dressing station after its capture. From 6 October to the end of March 1918, 343 graves were made, on two sides of it, by the 50th (Northumbrian) and 33rd Divisions, and by two Canadian units. The cemetery was in German hands again from 13 April to 28 September, when it was finally recaptured, with Passchendaele, by the Belgian Army.

The Tyne Cot Memorial forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery. The Memorial is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. It bears the names of almost 35,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. 

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on May 31, 2017. Dates of death range from 1916 to 1919.


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