Tyne Cott is the largest British war cemetery in the world, with 11,871 graves of which around 70% are unidentified. This is the result of the vile Passchendale mud that sucked into its morass any means of identity. On a large screen wall around the rear perimeter of the cemetery are the names of a further 35,000 who died in the area and have no known grave.
The men buried and commemorated here are the fallen of the Third Battle of Ypres, now known simply as ‘Passchendale’. The other large war memorial in the area is the Menin Gate in Ypres, which commemorates the 54,000 names of the previous two battles.