Features - Ypres Salient - Ypres Ramparts Cemetery
This is a small cemetery by the Ypres Lille Gate. It contains the graves of a number of soldiers, but none from the local area. There are a number of New Zealand / Maori burials here, including the grave of Wataa Taukamo, the great uncle of one of my New Zealand Twitter contacts. I didn't know that familial connection at the time, but I knew she had an interest so sent the photographs across to her on Twitter. His grave (and that of the other New Zealand men) is tended by a local man, Real Desmarets. He made the poppy and put the photograph on the grave. All images © Charles O'Donnell 2016.
Charles O'Donnell 2016