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Tyne Cot WW1 Cemetery Memorial Ieper Belgium

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The cemetery was established around a captured German blockhouse or pill-box used as an advanced dressing station.

The original battlefield cemetery of 343 graves was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when remains were brought in from the battlefields of Passchendaele and Langemarck, and from a few small burial grounds. It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials.

There are now 11,952 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery.

8,365 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.

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20th Oct 2008

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