Yesterday on the 28th November we started off our day by going to the Passchendaele military memorial. This memorial is located where in 1917 more than 400,000 soldiers fought in WW1. The museum had displays of uniforms, weapons, trenches and more.
After looking around the memorial and walking through trenches,underground bunkers and getting an idea of what life was like we went to the Tyne Cot Cemetary where Tyra Goring read a poem out and laid Poppy’s at her researched soldiers grave Fredrick Cairns Drysdale. Tyne Cot is the largest commonwealth war grave for WW1 and WW2 soldiers who unfortunately didn’t make it back home.
Tyne Cot has 11,965 soldiers with 8,369 soldiers unknown.
We then continued our day by having lunch at the ANZAC Cafe where later on Johan the owner took us up stairs and showed us his collection of ww1 and 2 mementos. He later on took us on a walk along some of the tracks of the war where he also found John Hunter a soldier and studied his remains.