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“Sombre Cemetery”
Review of Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetery
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Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Fromelles and Flanders from Lille
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Owner description: It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box. There are three other pill-boxes in the cemetery. There are now 11,956 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery. 8,369 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. There are 4 German burials, 3 being unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. The TYNE COT MEMORIAL forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery and commemorates nearly 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom and New Zealand who died in the Ypres Salient after 16 August 1917 and whose graves are not known. The memorial stands close to the farthest point in Belgium reached by Commonwealth forces in the First World War until the final advance to victory. The memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by F V Blundstone.
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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“Sombre Cemetery”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We arrived as part of a Battlefields Tour.The first thing we noticed was the shear size and scale of the cemetery.The location among the quiet farmland is a fitting and moving memorial to those thousands of soldiers who gave their lives.
Credit must be given to the War Graves Commission who tend the grounds and maintain the headstones.

Visited July 2013
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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“Humbling”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We visiting Tyne Cot and were blown away with how moving a location. You will not be able to take in all there and sadly there is never enough time to pay respect to all who rest here. Immaculatly maintained and truly an overwhelming experience, A terrible reminder of the sacrifices made but please ensure you visit and take it in, truly unforgettable and an honour to have stood with these brave hearts.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Unforgettable”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

The first sight of this magnificent but terrible place is overwhelming. Subsequent visits are scarcely less affecting. Please go, and never forget.

Visited October 2013
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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“Very moving”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Absolutely sobering experience to see so many lives lost. Really recommended. The overflow wall of 35000 names in addirion to the 55000 on the Menin Gate shows how many lives were lost here

Visited October 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Large and somber”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The history of Tyne Cot is explained and the cemetery is well taken care of. Expect to take about two hours

Visited November 2012
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