Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Menin Gate 19/12/2010 with Lieve Bierque

Thank you Maria Vander Meiren for your beautiful pictures !!

The Menin Gate on Sunday evening

wreath laying
Lieve Bierque & Mayor Cardoen

Part of the Zonnebeke delegation together with Guy Gruwez Past Chairman LPA

Lieve tired but satisfied

The Menin Gate with Christmas trees

Monday, 20 December 2010

Belgian Consul from Christchurch in Passchendaele

Oxford Road Cemetery
Lieve Bierque, the Belgian Consul in Christchurch, visited her family and friends in Belgium. She had a special mission. She was asked by the family of Ewen Taylor to visit his grave on Oxford Road Cemetery.

The grave of Ewen Taylor from New Zealand

He died 8 January 1918 at Reutel, he served with the Rifle Brigade.
His family is living near Christchurch and asked Lieve to honor Ewen .

His family hasn't been able to come over yet and to visit his grave

Lieve has put a picture of Ewen together with an RSA-poppy and a flower made of native flax from New Zealand

Under the Menin Gate, together with the Mayor of Zonnebeke and the LPA Past Chairman, Guy Gruwez

Lieve reading the Ode under the Menin Gate
Supported by a delegation of the Zonnebeke Town Council

Wreath laying together with Mayor Dirk Cardoen

meet and greet with the buglers

a cold Winter Sunday 19 December 2010 in Passchendaele!
Thank you for your visit Lieve, please take our best wishes for 2011 with you to the Uttermost end of the Earth.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Winter on Tyne Cot

Some pictures of Tyne Cot covered by snow.
Those pictures have been taken by Johan Dejonghe,
a volunteer working for the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.

This view, in the direction of Belle Vue spur
shows the Visitor Centre on the right of the picture.

Here you can see Berlin Wood from Tyne Cot.
Berlin Wood has been captured on October 4th 1917 by the New Zealand Division.