Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium
On Wednesday 25th April a rededication ceremony was held at Tyne Cot Cemetery for:
The service forPrivate William Guest of 33rd Battalion Australian Imperial Force, at CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium, was attended by members of the ADF, local dignitaries and volunteers.
The Commission provided the headstone, which was engraved with his name and the personal inscription: “I once was lost and now am found”.
Pte Guest died on 12 October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres. Witness accounts from his comrades state Pte Guest was asleep in his dugout when a shell landed near him, ‘the concussion of which killed him instantly’.
His body was believed missing and he was commemorated on the CWGC Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, however research has shown he is in fact buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery.
Both services were organised by the Australian Defence Force, and followed the annual ANZAC Day services at the cemeteries.