With its arched wall and colonnades in white stone, the Missing Memorial of Tyne Cot Cemetery instils respect. This is the largest military cemetery of the Commonwealth War Graves Commision in the world. Almost 12,000 soldiers are buried here, of which 520 graves of New Zealand soldiers. 12,000 white crosses, row after row. We stand in awe.
On the Memorial Wall are the names of the 34,957 missing soldiers who fell after 15th, August 1917. A central apse in the memorial wall forms the New Zealand Memorial. It bears the names of nearly 1,200 officers and men of the New Zealand Force.