Willie Mynes a member of the Naval Association for many years always had a wish to visit the Menin Gate at Ypres where is Uncle Tom lost his life during World War One and his name is listed on the Menin Gate memorial with thousands of others who have no known grave. In keeping with the format of our visits to Belgium and France the Naval Association wanted to honour the relatives of our members who lost their lifes during the terrible slaughter that was WW1.

The Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres Belgium

Willie Mynes escorted by SPO H O'Neill and PO J O'Neill prepare for the wreath laying ceremony

Willie renders honours to his deceased Uncle
Preparing to render honours Lt. Cdr. Robert Mulrooney President of the Irish Naval Association

Lt. Cdr. Robert Mulrooney and his escort render honours

Willie Mynes and his wife Una reading the inscriptions and wreaths layed during the day

Willie indicating to his wife Una the many names on the Menin gate memorial