Tyne Cot Cemetery & Memorial
The Tyne Cot Memorial lies within a kilometre of the farthest point in Belgium reached by the British and Imperial forces during the First World War, and is the largest Commonwealth cemetery anywhere in the world.
It contains 11,908 graves, as well as a memorial to those who were lost in the Ypres Salient and who have no known grave.
Tyne Cot was so named by soldiers of the 50th Northumberland Division, who fought in the area in 1917 and who felt that the German bunkers they were attacking looked like Tyneside cottages.
Those whose names appear on the memorial include Frank Ormerod, a Serjeant of the King's (Liverpool Regiment), and Arthur Ormerod, a Lance Corporal in the Wiltshire Regiment. Both men were lost on the same date - 20 September 1917.
(Arthur Ormerod, of the Wiltshire Regiment, died on 20 September 1917)
(Frank Ormerod, of the King's (Liverpool Regiment), died on 20 September 1917)
|44637 PRIVATE / H. MOUNTAIN / MACHINE GUN CORPS (INF.) / 8TH
OCTOBER 1917. AGE 19 / A SECRET THOUGHT / A SILENT TEAR / HIS MEMORY EVER
(Grave Ref. XXXV. F. 10.)
"Son of Charles and Elizabeth Mountain, of 14, Carlton St., Bridlington, Yorks."
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register