One of the most sobering sights I have ever seen- on the rear wall, behind the graves of the Commonwealth soldiers who were buried (over 3500), list after list of names of those Commonwealth soldiers of Paschendaele whose bodies were never found (8369 of them)
This is Tyne Cot.
Linked to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here
A place never forgotten.
Did you visit any of the smaller cemeteries? My great uncle is in one with less than 50 others only a mile of so away from Tyne Cot, and that I found almost as moving as it felt as though they had been buried where they fell.
Oh, yes. Quite a few in different parts of Northern France
Those French war grave sites are indeed moving and unforgettable.
Yes, they are. Tragic loss on an enormous scale
How very very sad Sue. Each one had a family waiting for them to come home and they never did. When will we learn?
Don’t think humans are wired to learn from history….
You’re right there, Sue
and still, we think that military actions are the solution.
Perhaps if women ran the world?
Very sad. And this is only the continuation of the list of missing started at Menin Gate and they ran out of room for all the names.
My grandfather lies in one of the smaller cemeteries – died at just 21
This is a perfect photo for countless.
Thank you, Cee
Very sad news 🙏sacrifices for own country 🙏🌷