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The Ploegsteert Memorial

Rue de Messines | Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 7782, Belgium
+32 56 58 84 41
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The PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL commemorates more than 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave. The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres.
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Rue de Messines | Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 7782, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first major memorial we visited on a three day Battlefields tour, so the huge scale of the names recorded here and our first sight of mass burials and the poignant tombstone inscriptions hit us hard emotionally. This is an impressive place, with...More

Thank Nicholas H
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

The new museum is well worth looking in at. It has a film to explain what happened there and numerous other touch screen and other displays to work through. You leave with a good understanding of the struggles of both the soldiers and the local...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

A most splendid memorial to see. Well looked after, clean and tidy. I still don't know why, at the entrance, one lion is showing its teeth and the other does not? We were lucky enough to see the once a month parade and memorial service....More

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Came at 7pm on the first Friday of the month to see the Last Post ceremony. It was very well attended, mostly by local people, complete with a short parade of the colours of French and Belgian Old Combattant Associations, and the British Legion branches...More

Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

My great uncle is named here so when I had the chance to travel here from London wending my way back to NZ I took it. Day trip from Lille on train to Armentierres and then walked to memorial and back..about 8km each way I...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

The memorial is magnificent in itself with it's guarding lions, columns and hundreds of names being commemorated. Beautifully maintained by the CWGC, as are all of the military cemeteries in the region, it also hosts a local 'Last Post' ceremony on the first Friday of...More

Thank djrose007
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

When you look one side you see the Royal Berks Cemertary then look the other and you see the main dome with names of the missing and the cemertary extension. All commonwealth war graves are kept in a highly maintained state. It is really good...More

Thank nyoung28
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Even with a biting cold wind we stood in silence, remembering the fallen... More parking should be provided at this place.

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Travelling around the Messiness ridge area and then stopping at Ploegsteert for a lunch break we were surprised to see this memorial right on the main road. It is quite an impressive memorial as are all the others in this region. The French and the...More

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Royal Berkshire Regiment and Hyde Park Corner memorials, close to cafes with good parking, statues of the lions are great

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