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This memorial and military cemetery honour the memory of the Commonwealth servicemen who died during the Great War at Commines-Warnetton.

After the first world war, thousands were buried in the mud of the trenches and in the No man's land. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission built this memorial for the families to have an official place to mourn.

Built along the road going from Ploegesteert to Ypres, in the Hainaut province, it was inaugurated in June 1931. It consists of quite impressive circular temple supported by columns and guarded by two stone lions. The number 11,447 - the number of British soldiers and officers buried there - is engraved on it.

The Last Post Ceremony

Each first Friday of the month, a commemorative ceremony paying tribute to the soldiers having lost their life during the Great War is conducted within the memorial.

The Last Post is sounded at 7 pm. Civil and military authorities as well as various associations, teenagers and pupils of the region gather for the occasion.

You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
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