The Menin Gate, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield,
stands at the eastern edge of the town of Ypres [now Ieper]
on the road where tens of thousands of British and
Commonwealth troops marched out to the trenches
of the front line of The Salient. A salient is part of a line
that bulges out into the enemy's line.
The Menin Gate commemorates 'the missing' - more than
54,000 of those who have no known grave. When the panels
of The Menin Gate could take no more names, some 35,000
more were commemorated at Tyne Cot cemetary 6 miles away.