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CWGC - Tyne Cot leaflet 2023

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Tyne Cot Cemetery leaflet

CWGC - Tyne Cot leaflet 2023

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. 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 Ronald (left) & Harry Moorhouse © CWGC 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. John (left) & George Blythe © VAC 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, cemeteries and memorials at over 23,000 locations all over the world. Access our records and archives online Find out more about our charity. Visit: TYNE COT CEMETERY & MEMORIAL 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. Speak to our knowledgeable guides at the Ieper Information Centre, Ieper, Belgium To find out more visit DISCOVER LEARN REMEMBER

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