Bronze replica of Menin Gate permits sight-impaired visitors to discover its design
The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing names 54,389 Commonwealth soldiers (Australian, British, Canadian, Indian and South African) who were killed in the Ypres Salient before 16 August 1917 and who have no known grave.
In 2010, a scale model in the Menin Gate Memorial was unveiled on the ramparts near the monument, a gift of the Kiwanis Ieper Vlakke Land. Visitors (especially those with sight impairments) can touch the bronze replica to feel the overall design of the monument. You can see one of the braille plaques that gives more information. Continue reading →
Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ieper, Belgium
Menin Gate: Here are recorded names of officers and men who fell in Ypres Salient, but to whom the fortune of war denied the known and honoured burial given to their comrades in death
The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is one of four memorials to Commonwealth soldiers killed on the battlefield in the Ypres Salient and who have no known grave. The memorial names 54,389 officers and men from Australian, British, Canadian, Indian and South African Forces who fell in the Salient before 16 August 1917. (New Zealand and Newfoundland are memorialized elsewhere.) Continue reading →
Bronze tablet in Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, with stones from Arras & Ypres
Christ Church Cathedral, at 168 Church St in Fredericton, New Brunswick, was built in the gothic revival style in the mid-1800s and rebuilt in 1911-1912 after lightning struck and fire gutted the spire and choir.
The memorial to the members of the congregation who fell in WW1 takes the form of a bronze tablet below a cross of stones set into the southwest tower pier. The stones were from ruined altars in the Cathedrals of Arras and Ypres, brought by the Rt Rev J A Richardson, Bishop of Fredericton at the time. Continue reading →