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The PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL commemorates more than 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave. The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension...more
Certificate of Excellence
Rue de Messines | Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 7782, Belgium
Visited the Plug-street (Ploegsteert) memorial eralier in the year with a group of friends. One of my friends had a relative listed on one of the panels so the visit had special significance. Worth also visiting the adjoining cemeteries to pay respect.
Happen to be staying in Armentieres and this was one of the first cemeteries we stopped at. Being able to be part of the service was moving and something we would not have missed.
Cafe across the road for refreshments.
My second visit to this marvellous cemetery and memorial - especially to see the last resting place of a 16 year old lad from Milton Keynes, Albert French, who lied about his age to lay down his life for his country. Try telling that to...More
This was the first major memorial we visited on a three day Battlefields tour, so the huge scale of the names recorded here and our first sight of mass burials and the poignant tombstone inscriptions hit us hard emotionally. This is an impressive place, with...More
The new museum is well worth looking in at. It has a film to explain what happened there and numerous other touch screen and other displays to work through. You leave with a good understanding of the struggles of both the soldiers and the local...More
A most splendid memorial to see. Well looked after, clean and tidy. I still don't know why, at the entrance, one lion is showing its teeth and the other does not? We were lucky enough to see the once a month parade and memorial service....More
Came at 7pm on the first Friday of the month to see the Last Post ceremony. It was very well attended, mostly by local people, complete with a short parade of the colours of French and Belgian Old Combattant Associations, and the British Legion branches...More