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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On 26th September the battalion went into attack to capture all enemy positions on Hill 37 (part of the Battle of Polygon Wood, a phase in the 3rd Battle of Ypres or Passchendaele).
Minister for Veterans Affairs Dan Tehan has urged Australians to pause and reflect on the sacrifice made by the Australians who served in the Battle of Polygon Wood, on its 100th anniversary today.
On September 28, 1917, the Anzac was shot in the mouth during the Battle of Polygon Wood (known also as the Third Ypres, part of the Battle of Passchendaele) in Belgium, and his right jaw destroyed by shrapnel while another bullet - still visible in his skull - struck his left sinus.
It will be modelled on a statue that stands in Kirriemuir, Angus, and will be placed in Black Watch Corner, a stronghold held by Scots in the Battle of Polygon Wood, near Ypres, Belgium.