second battle of Ypres

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Noun1.second battle of Ypres - battle in World War I (1915)second battle of Ypres - battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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Gallaher was mortally wounded during the battle of Gravenstafel Spur on October 4, 1917, when a piece of shrapnel penetrated his helmet.
The men travelled to France in April 1915 with the Durham Brigade of the Northumbria Division and within days were thrust into the 2nd Battle of Ypres, their first and only action was at the Battle of Gravenstafel Ridge at Ypres Salient, The talk takes place on Saturday from 2pm in the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, tickets are available in the museum.
The college joins the Durham Light Infantry Association each year to remember soldiers from Bede College contingent of the Durham Light Infantry who lost their lives during the Battle of Gravenstafel Ridge, in the First World War