British First World War Memorial in Ploegsteert
Rue de Messines 159
7782 PLOEGSTEERT (COMINES-WARNETON)
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The memorial and military cemeteries honour the soldiers of the Commonwealth who lost their lives during the First World War in Commines-Warnetton.
This memorial, inaugurated in June 1931, was erected along the Ploegsteert - Ypres route in the province of Hainaut.
It is a kind of circular temple of impressive dimensions and is supported by colonnades and guarded by 2 stone lions.
At the end of the First World War, thousands of soldiers lay buried under the mud and earth of the trenches and no man's land.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission decided to erect this memorial for the families of fallen and engrave the names of the 11,447 soldiers and officers of the British Empire.
The Last PostEvery first Friday of the month, a ceremony to pay homage to all the soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War is held at the monument.
It takes place at 7pm and brings together civil and military authorities, but also various associations, young adolescents and local school children.
More InformationYou can find more information at the Comines-Warneton Tourist Office: Chemin du Moulin Soete 221, 7780 Comines.
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