Tyne Cot Memorial

The Tyne Cot Memorial stands in Tyne Cot cemetery which is located near Passchendaele to the North East of Ypres. The name ‘Tyne Cot’ comes from a group of German pillboxes which the Geordies of the Northumberland Fusiliers thought resembled cottages on Tyneside. The cemetery has over 12,000 graves and the Memorial itself, which takes the form of a 450 foot long wall over 12 feet high, bears the names of some 35,000 men who died in the Ypres Salient after 16 August 1917 and who have no known grave.

Lewisham Residents on this memorial include:

Local brothers Noel William and Philip Lewis Groom are named on this memorial.

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