Messines Ridge, Mesen

#70 of 151 in Historic Sites in West Flanders Province
Cemetery · Tourist Spot
The Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial is a World War I memorial, located in Messines Ridge British Cemetery, near the town of Mesen, Belgium. The memorial lists 827 officers and men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force with no known grave who died in or near Messines in 1917 and 1918. This period included the Battle of Messines.
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  • The day we visited Messines Ridge there was a howling gale and intermittent pouring rain. Not good for sightseeing, you might think? On the contrary, it provided an authentic firsthand taste of what.....  more »
  • Hard to imagine that nothing remained. The sheer brutality. The destruction. Their pain on both sides.  more »
  • Lovely memorial with views of the battlefield, stunning and yet sad
  • Stopped here to honour and pay respect to our Kiwi brothers in Arms . Once again sad but beautiful , quite a few Aussie buried here as well.
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