1918 : The desperately anxious mother of a Huddersfield soldier missing in action during the Battle of Passchendaele
appealed for any information about him.
Soldiers during World War I's battle of Passchendaele
Earlier this year I joined the centenary commemorations for the Battle of Passchendaele
It was the home of Ellis Humphrey Evans, bardic name Hedd Wyn, who won the chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod five weeks after his death during the Battle of Passchendaele
Ten students who won a World War I Battle of Passchendaele
competition have travelled to Belgium and experienced the sites at which defining moments in New Zealands history took place 100 years ago.
In northern France on Friday, representatives of Britain, France, Belgium, Canada, Australia and New Zealand marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele
, which left some 500,000 Allied and German soldiers dead or injured.
Alexandra said: "In July 1917, the Guards Division prepared to take part in the opening throes of the battle of Passchendaele
on the northern fringes of Gough's force, next to the French.
This has included children from local schools taking part in an art competition to commemorate the Somme and a poetry competition to mark the Battle of Passchendaele
William said: "All told, the Battle of Passchendaele
would claim close to two thousand [Kiwi] lives, a devastating toll for a country with a population of just over a million.
We are also proud to be hosting A Festival of Remembrance concert in November, commemorating the Battle of Passchendaele
and staged in memory of former Royal Marine Jesse Owen, who was a leading light and inspiration in the staging of this series of concerts.
T HAS been a week of commemorations as the world marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Passchendaele
CONGRATULATIONS to the BBC for their coverage of the commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele
from Flanders in Belgium.