B r o a d f i e l d

In Memory of

GEORGE BROADFIELD

Serjeant
9073
1st Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment
who died on
Friday, 12th October 1917. Age 25.

Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Broadfield, of 52, Hartledon Rd., Harbourne, Birmingham; husband of Harriet Emily Broadfield, of 61, Back, Macdonald St., Birmingham.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
Panel 23 to 28 and 163A
Location: The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The Memorial is a semicircular flint wall 4.25 metres high and over 150 metres long, faced with panels of Portland stone on which are carved nearly 35,000 names of those who have no known grave. There are three apses and two rotundas. The central apse forms the New Zealand Memorial commemorating the names of nearly 1200 men who gave their lives in the Battle of Broodseinde and the Third Battle of Ypres in October 1917; the other two, as well as the rotundas and the wall itself, carry the names of United Kingdom dead who fell in the Salient between 15 August 1917 and the Armistice, in the Third and Fourth Battles of Ypres. Two domed arched pavilions mark the ends of the main wall, each dome being surmounted by a winged female figure with head bowed over a wreath. The following inscription is carved on the frieze above the panels which contain the names: 1914 - HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT, BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH - 1918