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.
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