Thursday 12 April 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. No comments
To Flanders Fields, 1917, Roll of Honour, Cemeteries, Commemoration, Memorials

Roll of Honour bronze panel at the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour bronze panel at the Australian War Memorial

Tens of thousands of British and Empire troops remain ‘missing’ in France and Belgium. The bodies of many of them were located after the war and placed in war cemeteries where they lie in nameless graves. The remains of others have never been found. The Menin Gate at Ypres records the names of 55,000 of those killed in Belgium who have no known grave and a similar number are recorded elsewhere; for example an additional 35,000 of the names are on the Tyne Cot Memorial, which forms the northeastern boundary wall surrounding the Tyne Cot Cemetery.

Australia’s 6,000 missing in Belgium are recorded on the Menin Gate.

Australia's war dead from all conflicts are recorded on the Australian War Memorial's Roll of Honour. This takes the form of bronze panels in the cloisters surrounding the Memorial’s Commemorative Area and the online Roll of Honour database, which is accessible via the Memorial’s website.