Passchendaele

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Passchendaele

(ˈpæʃənˌdeɪl)
n
(Placename) a village in NW Belgium, in West Flanders province: the scene of heavy fighting during the third battle of Ypres in World War I during which 245 000 British troops were lost
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The war diary for July 1917 has been lost, but the Brigade is known to have taken part in the Battle of Pilckem Ridge from 31st July - 2nd August, the opening attack of the 3rd Battle of Ypres.
40am National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs, holds service marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the 3rd Battle of Ypres also known as Passchendaele.
Also known as the 3rd Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele was the main British offensive of 1917 and took place on the much fought-over Ypres Salient.
Also known as the 3rd Battle of Ypres or colloquially the "Battle of Mud" or the "Slough of Despond" The aim of the attack was the destruction of German submarine pens on the Belgium coast.
On July 31, 1917, in the 3rd battle of Ypres, or the battle of Passchendaele, Wyn was marching in column through Langemark towards the British line, with many comrades of the 38th Welsh division of Royal Welch Fusiliers.
He was married to the sister of a Captain Russell Turner (Old Veseyan) who was killed in the 3rd Battle of Ypres on October 4, 1917, and his brother Oswald Harry Grove also served in the army.