Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing
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Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing - France
Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing is located in Hainaut.
Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing monument was established on 1931.
Primary threats to Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing :

The Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing (also known as Hyde Park Corner and referred to colloquially as "Plug Street") is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) memorial for the missing soldiers of World War I who fought in the immediate area of the Ypres Salient on the Western Front.




Historical facts of Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing :

The memorial stands in the middle of Berks Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Extension, which was founded by Commonwealth troops in June 1916 as an extension to Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery which lies across the road. The grounds were assigned to the United Kingdom in perpetuity by King Albert I of Belgium in recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empire in the defense and liberation of Belgium during the war. The memorial was designed by H Chalton Bradshaw, who also designed the Cambrai Memorial in France. It is 70 ft (21 m) in diameter and 38 ft 6 in (11.7 m) tall and was unveiled on 7 June 1931 by the then-Duke of Brabant, later King Leopold III of Belgium.