The Ploegsteert Memorial

The Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton

The Ploegsteert Memorial
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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, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres.
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Staines, UK4,491 contributions
Apr 2019 • Business
I was here as part of a large coach party the attraction is very well kept and well maintained the cemetery is very moving and a reminder of what sacrifices people made to keep us safe
Written May 23, 2019
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JakTarr
UK109 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Gardeners were there whilst we visited - to them is owed inestimable gratitude for keeping Commonwealth War Grave cemeteries in such beautiful condition.
Written November 20, 2018
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Clive London
London226 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
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.
Written September 13, 2018
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aliol
Cambridge, UK454 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
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.
Written August 13, 2018
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Gary S
London, UK4,238 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Great experience with our fellow Milton Keynes and Wolvertonian residents.
Twin town weekend meeting the Plugstreet reporobates and dignitaries alike.
Good memorial experience.
Written July 30, 2018
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bryanedwin
Milton Keynes, UK809 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
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 today's Facebook warriors. His final resting place is known as Hyde Park Corner and it's better manicured than even Love Island's proles.
Written July 16, 2018
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
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 two huge carved stone lions on each side of the memorial itself. Like so many similar memorials, it's a fitting tribute to the sacrifice made by so many young men.
Written May 23, 2018
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Stlo01
Crowthorne, UK164 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
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 both during and after the struggles
Written April 13, 2018
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Sco
Aberdeen, UK4,098 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
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.
Parking was easy and free (along the main road). A cafe is situated opposite. The UEFA memorial and Ploegsteert Museum are near by too.
Written September 23, 2017
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Stephen A
Bury St. Edmunds, UK123 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 of Ypres and Passchendaele. Very moving, particularly as the Last Post was sounded by two trunpeters in their band uniforms, seemingly a grandfather and his 8 or 9 year old grandson. The young man was as note perfect as his older companion, just needing a bit more "puff" at the end. The tradition is safe in their hands.

Thank you to all who keep this commemoration alive - it is clear that they do so not only to honour the men who didn't return home, but to remember what freedom means to them.
Written August 8, 2017
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