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War Graves of Somme and Flanders

June 2019

Tour Day 3 out of Ypres.


Rifleman Idris MATHIAS. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Panel 51 and 53
Menin Gate Memorial. Names of the 54,896 British soldiers who were killed or missing in action. The Last Post is sounded here every evening at 8pm since 1928.

Gunner William Mathias JONES. POTIJZE CHATEAU WOOD CEMETERY G. 6. (Grave)
POTIJZE CHATEAU WOOD CEMETERY Total identified casualties. 151.

Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boezinge, Belgium
Hedd Wyn (1887–1917), posthumous winner of the bardic chair. (Grave).
Died July 31, 1917 at the third Battle of Ypres - The Battle of Passchendaele. Also killed on the same day - E Patrick Ledwidge, Irish poet from County Meath.

The Welsh National Memorial Park is a war memorial near Langemark Belgium
for Welsh soldiers of World War One.

Langemark German Cemetery - Just north of Langemark village on Klerkenstraat.
A mass grave of 44,000 German soldiers. Graves

Private John GRIFFITHS, TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 120 to 124.
and
Private John Herbert LLOYD. TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 72 to 75.
Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial, Belgium.
Approximately 12,000 war graves and a memorial to 35,000 soldiers missing after August 16, 1917.


In Ypres as well as the Menin Gate Memorial and Ceremony.
The In Flanders Museum. At the huge Lakenhalle (cloth hall) Grote Markt.

Saint Martins Cathedral - Sint-Maartenskathedraal.

St George Memorial Church
Ypres was destroyed during WW1. After the war the town was extensively rebuilt using money paid by Germany in reparations, with the main square, including the Cloth Hall and town hall, being rebuilt as close to the original designs as possible. This was possible due to detailed plans being recorded in the late 19th century.


Too far away to visit.
Private Bryn Gwyn WILLIAMS,

Died Tuesday, April 23, 1918 – Age 18.
ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY XXIX. L. 5A.

Photos by Eirlys M Thomas.

MENIN GATE MEMORIAL. MENIN GATE MEMORIAL.
MENIN GATE MEMORIAL. MENIN GATE MEMORIAL.
POTIJZE CHATEAU WOOD CEMETERY. Gunner William Mathias JONES.
Gunner William Mathias JONES. ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY.
Private Ellis Humphrey EVANS - Hedd Wyn. Private Ellis Humphrey EVANS - Hedd Wyn.
WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL PARK. WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL PARK.
WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL PARK. LANGEMARK GERMAN CEMETERY.
LANGEMARK GERMAN CEMETERY. LANGEMARK GERMAN CEMETERY.
LANGEMARK GERMAN CEMETERY. TYNE COT Cemetery and Memorial, Belgium.
TYNE COT Cemetery and Memorial, Belgium. TYNE COT Cemetery and Memorial, Belgium.
Private John GRIFFITHS, Private John GRIFFITHS,
Private John Herbert LLOYD. Grave of an UNKNOWN SOLDIER
MENIN GATE MEMORIAL. MENIN GATE MEMORIAL.
MENIN GATE MEMORIAL. MENIN GATE MEMORIAL.
Rifleman Idris MATHIAS. Rifleman Idris MATHIAS.
MENIN GATE MEMORIAL. MENIN GATE MEMORIAL.