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Tyne Cot Cemetery

Photography by David Lord, Doris & Marcus

Back in 2009 the DSC team en route to the Spa 24 Hours stopped off at Tyne Cot Cemetery, final resting place for around 12,000 soldiers who lost their lives during the carnage of the Battle of Passchendaele. Upon arrival at Spa we learned, that very same day, of the passing of the very last ‘Fighting Tommy’ Harry Patch at the grand old age of 111.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the battle. In a troubled world it seems appropriate to reflect that this place should be a reminder of just how badly things can go wrong when we fail to remember that, whatever our differences we all share humanity.

We Will Remember Them