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THE MISSING OF YPRES

THE MISSING OF YPRES More than 200,000 British and Empire service personnel died in Belgium during the First World War. Half have no known grave: they lay undiscovered; their graves went unrecorded or their remains could not be identified. They are known as ‘The Missing’. In the aftermath of the war, Britain faced the challenge of how to honour these individuals. Across Belgium memorials were built to commemorate them all by name. By far the largest in Belgium, the Menin Gate bears the names of 54,000 British and Empire servicemen. Unveiling of Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, 1927

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