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Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial

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PERSONAL STORIES Sergeant Lewis McGee VC Lewis McGee served with the Australian Infantry. On 4th October 1917, during the Third Battle of Ypres, his battalion captured the area where Tyne Cot Cemetery now stands and Lewis singlehandedly stormed one of the nearby German bunkers. Lewis was killed in action eight days later. He was 29 years old. For his courage on 4th October he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He is one of six Victoria Cross recipients buried or commemorated at Tyne Cot. Buried in Plot XX. Row D. Grave 1.

George and John Blythe Born in Ontario, John and his brother George served in the Canadian Infantry. In 1916, George was killed and John badly wounded in action. John returned to fight at Ypres in 1917, and was killed during the capture of Passchendaele village on 6 November. He was 27 years old. John (left) & George Blythe © VAC Buried in Plot XXXIX. Row H. Grave 9. Ronald and Harry Moorhouse On 9 October 1917, Captain Ronald Moorhouse of the 4th King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry was mortally wounded during the Third Battle of Ypres. His father, Lieutenant Colonel Harry Moorhouse, rushed to get medical help. He never returned, and today both father and son are commemorated together on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Commemorated on Panel 108. Ronald (left) & Harry Moorhouse © CWGC

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