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CWGC - Menin Gate 2023

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Menin Gate leaflet

CWGC - Menin Gate 2023

Brigadier General Charles FitzClarence Born in Ireland, Charles fought at Mafeking in 1899 where he was awarded the Victoria Cross. During the war he led the 1st Guards Brigade at Ypres. He was killed on 12 November 1914. He is often referred to as the General Officer Commanding the Menin Gate, as he is the highest-ranking officer commemorated. Commemorated on Panel 3. Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs Edgar “Mobbsy” Mobbs was a professional Rugby Union footballer. He captained Northampton RFC and played for England. In 1914 he raised his own company, known as the ‘sportsmen’, as part of the 7th Northampton Regiment, and went on to lead the battalion at Ypres. He was killed in action on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917. Commemorated on Panel 43. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL PERSONAL STORIES Captain The Hon. Arthur O’Neill cemeteries and memorials at over 23,000 locations 2 Arthur was a professional soldier before the all over the world. 1914-18 war. In 1910 he was elected as an Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for Mid-Antrim. He was recalled to the forces in 1914 and served Access our records and archives online with the Life Guards. He was killed during the First Battle of Ypres in 1914. Arthur was the first standing MP to be killed in action during the War. See our specialist teams at work by visiting the CWGC Visitors Centre near Arras, France Download our App and find CWGC sites of remembrance near you. We honour and care for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, Find out more about our charity. Visit: His sons Shane and Bruce were killed in action during the Second World War. His youngest son, Terence, was Prime Minister of Northern Ireland from 1963 to 1969. Commemorated on Panel 3. Speak to our knowledgeable guides at the Ieper Information Centre, Ieper, Belgium To find out more visit DISCOVER LEARN REMEMBER

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