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Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000...more
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The Lions that were donated to Australia at the end of the war as a gift to Australia were lent back to the town for celebration and copies were made to take the place of the original that are now back in Canberra.
Anyone can apply to lay a wreath at one of the 8pm ceremonies that have run every night for 90 years at this extraordinary memorial, thanks to the dedication of the Town's volunteers, including the buglers who play Last Post and a version of Reveille....More
This is def a place to visit, especially for 8pm. Every night at 8pm, Ypres puts on the Last Man Post, 365 days a yr. This is to remember the men and women who fought in the wars. very moving ceremony. The gate is amazing...More
The Menin gate is a wonderful tribute to the lives lost in WW1. We arrived early to see the last post which is recommended as it gets very busy. It's a very moving ceremony and a must do. Allow plenty of time to walk around...More
This is an incredibly moving place to visit. A fantastic building in itself but a fitting memorial to those war dead who have no known grave. If your loved one was lost in WW1 without a known grave then you need to visit the Menin...More
Visited to experience and pay respect for the Last Post to remember the fallen, An honour to have visited it. Last Post is at 8pm but get there early as its well attended every day by not just visitors but local also, Respect!
If you know the name and regiment it could still take a while but all the Australian battalions are together so that might be easier. There is a shelf below the column where his name is so you can leave a poppy there.
Hi I am staying in Lille 8th and 9th August. I would like to go to Menin Gate memorial and stay for the last post. However, when I looked on Belgium railway for last train said it was now 19.38. Has the later one stopped running. Is there any other way I can do this trip without hiring a car. Any one do one day trips. My uncle is on that memorial so I really want to go. Help!
July 07, 2013|
The last train with a connection back to Lille is at 20:39. You have to change at Kortrijk and you will arrive back in Lille at 21:50. This leaves just enough time to walk back to the station from the Menin Gate after the Last Post ceremony finishes - usually about 20:15. There is a later train from Ieper (21:40), but at Kortrijk the connection terminates at Mouscron, just on the Belgian side of the border. You would then have to find a taxi from Mouscron to the metro at Tourcoing,...More