On this day 100 years ago, Allied troops conquer the hill known as Tyne Cot.
Tyne Cot refers to a tiny shed that used to stand on this location and was surrounded by five German pillboxes. Until October 4, 1917 this location was a stronghold from the German Flandern I-Stellung.
The 3rd Australian Division sets up a medical aid post in the biggest of the pillboxes. A cemetery formed around the meical aid post. After the war more bodies are brought over from other locations.
This location now is the biggest Commonwealth War Cemetery on the European mainland. A Cross of Sacrifice now has been erected on this pillbox.
Lest we forget...