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Reading the Holt's battlefield guide to Ypres Salient, it states that the names of those on the Menin gate are for those lost in action between Aug 1914 and Aug 1917.

Anyone after these dates are remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the missing.

Why would it be then that my Gt Uncle who was killed after these dates at Passchendaele on the 6th Nov 1917 with the Canadians is remembered on the Menin Gate and not at Tyne Cot ?

Sure there is a simple answer for this but sure cant find it ! are there no Canadians named on teh Tyne Cot Mem ?

Thanks,

Alan

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Australians, Canadians, South Africans and Indians are all on the Menin Gate, no matter what the date. The NZs are on Tyne Cot and other memorials especially for NZs in Belgium.

The UK men are split between the Gate and Tyne Cot.

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Thanks Terry for quick reply.

Why the decision to have an end date for the British dead ? Was it due to simple higher numbers and a knowing need that a larger memorial was going to be needed. Hence continue to complete the Menin Gate with Commonwealth troops.

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Thanks Terry.

Could you also help with locating the following panel at the Menin Gate for my Gt Uncle, as not to sure how all these panel numbers relate to the correct wall.

Panel 10 - 26 - 28 I would assume is Panel 10 next to the pathway on the south but not sure if the 26 - 28 means blocks and rows on the panel.

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The names are listed by regiment and so the panel numbers mean the range of panels upon which a regiment list appears rather than referring to an individual. Those you mention bear some of the Canadian units.

What is the name and regiment?

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They are Panels 26 to 28.

This means that the 'regiment' covers the range of panels given in the register. They do NOT refer to individual names.

In this case they are the panels covered by the Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment).

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