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Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial

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Tyne Cot Cemetery and

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 John (left) & George Blythe © VAC 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. Ronald (left) & Harry Moorhouse © CWGC We honour and care for the 1.7 million 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 at 23,000 locations all over the world. Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told. Find out more about our charitable foundation at www.cwgc.org/support-us 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. Commemorated on Panel 108. The CWGC Experience is a unique visitor attraction. Take a look behind the scenes at the work of the CWGC. Located in Beaurains, near Arras, France. Ieper Information Centre Visit our Information Centre, located near the Menin Gate in Ieper, Belgium. To find out more visit www.cwgc.org DISCOVER LEARN REMEMBER

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