The Western Front Today - New British Passchendaele Cemetery

New British Passchendaele Cemetery, which dates from the 1920s, contains 2,100 burials and memorials: 1,019 UK, 646 Canadian, 292 Australian, 126 New Zealand, 6 Guernsey, 3 South African, 1 Newfoundland and 7 special memorials. Around 75% are unknown.

Among the latter the Albertina Memorial records the closure of the Passchendaele Offensive on 28 September 1918.

It is the 25th and last of the diamond-shaped markers erected by the Belgians from 1984-88 to commemorate the death of King Albert I.

Each bears his monogram and marks a significant site or event relating to the First World War.

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

A "listening post" was an advanced post, usually in no-man's land, where soldiers tried to find out information about the enemy.

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