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Menin Gate Memorial
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Owner description: 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 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick, was unveiled by Lord Plumer on 24 July 1927. Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Reviewed June 28, 2013


Great memorial to all solders whose graves are known only to god. The way its looked after is a tribute to the people of Leper, its close to the town centre and has a very nice park to one side.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Whatever else you see or do on your trip to Ypres this is compulsory. It is a very simple yet dignified ceremony. My grandfather died in 1916 at the second battle and he must have passed through this gap on his way to the front. It made me feel very close to him. Greater love has no man.... Be warned get there at least half an hour early if you want a good view.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

8pm service is highly recommended.

I feel very privileged to have shown my respects in the special place.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Be there for the 20:00 hrs Last Post Ceremony and spare a thought for the 54,000 men from the far corners of the Empire who never went home.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

It's as good as you think it will be. We had a GG Uncle listed on one of the panels, and it was quite something to see that in person.

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