Originally, ‘Tyne Cot‘ was a fortified position in the German defence position Flandern I consisting of several bunkers. The largest concrete structure was set up as a medical dressing station after its capture on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division.

Cross of Sacrifice

The Cross of Sacrifice at CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery was built on this bunker. Therefore, the ‘cross’ has an unusual pedestal. A small section of the bunker has been kept visible, with a plaque for the 3rd Australian Division on it.

Practicalinfo

  • Can go with a guide
  • Free

Address information

Longitude: 50.887074748761
Latitude: 2.9985144107995

T: 0032 (0)51 77 04 41

Facilities

  • Zonnebeke
  • Groups > 15p.
  • Individuals and groups < 15p.
  • Monuments
  • Sites
  • WWI
  • Guided
  • Child-friendly (12 y)
  • Child-friendly (3 y)
  • Child-friendly (7 y)

Nearby

Tyne Cottage Estimated distance: 0.00 Km
Canadian Road to Passchendaele Estimated distance: 0.00 Km
Tyne Cot Cemetery Estimated distance: 0.00 Km
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