Louise Dorr, from the Ministry of Defence's joint casualty and compassionate centre, said: "Pte Edmundson was one of only eight Durham Light Infantry soldiers still missing from the Second Battle of Ypres
, which is why it has been possible to identify him by means of DNA.
1915 | April: The Second Battle of Ypres
takes place, and was the first mass use by Germany of poison gas on the Western Front.
More than 100 years after the Second Battle of Ypres
, in Flockton's St James the Great Church parishioners and visitors will find themselves immersed in swathes of handcrafted poppies, made by local people and communities, as they walk down the aisle.
You will go to locations throughout the Salient, which will help you to understand the four stages of the Second Battle of Ypres
and the eight major phases of the Third Battle of Ypres where British, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian divisions all fought at different times.
THE Second Battle of Ypres
began on the Western Front and Germany first used poison gas as a chemical weapon.
Enlisting in 1914, he fought overseas for virtually all of the First World War, seeing action at the Second Battle of Ypres
, the Somme (where he was wounded), and Passchendaele.
Entitled In Flanders Field, it was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915, during the second battle of Ypres
, on the day after a close friend, Alexis Helmer, was killed by a German shell.
Robinson delivered a fascinating illustrated talk about the history of the RMR (Canada's first bilingual regiment), focusing on its involvement in World War I, especially at the Second Battle of Ypres
, which began exactly one hundred years before the Spring Dinner, on 22 April 1915.
by the Germans in the Second Battle of Ypres
On April 22, 1915, the first full-scale use of deadly chemicals in warfare took place as German forces unleashed chlorine gas against Allied troops at the start of the Second Battle of Ypres
in Belgium during World War I; thousands of soldiers are believed to have died.
Caption: The Second Battle of Ypres
by Richard Jack.
Six weeks before the Second Battle of Ypres
, men of the division were begging, borrowing, or stealing SMLEs (Short Magazine Lee-Enfield's) with such frequency that their possession was expressly banned by order.