The Western Front Today - Toronto Avenue Cemetery

Toronto Avenue cemetery, which is situated inside Ploegsteert Wood, was established by the Australian 3rd Division with the onset of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917.

The cemetery contains 78 burials - all Australian in spite of the cemetery's Canadian connotations.

Before Endeavours Fade, Rose E.B. Coombs, After the Battle 1994
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide - Ypres Salient, Leo Cooper 2000

The Austro-Hungarian declaration of war was the first ever delivered by telegram.

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