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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They also took part in the 2nd Battle of Passchendaele (a phase of the 3rd Battle of Ypres).
It transpired that on July 31, 1917, in the 3rd battle of Ypres, or the battle of Passchendaele, Hedd Wyn was marching in column through Langemark towards the British line, with many comrades of the 38th Welsh division of Royal Welch Fusiliers.
10.40am 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.
He directed several British campaigns, including the British offensive at the Somme, in which the forces under his command sustained more than 300,000 casualties taking little ground but inflicting casualties on the German army it could not afford, and the campaign at Passchendaele (3rd Battle of Ypres).