The village is about 14 km southwest of Ypres, site of a series of First World War battles, including the Second Battle of Ypres
, which saw the Germans assault French, British and Canadian trenches in April and May of that year.
Mir Dast, the older, won the Victoria Cross for his bravery with the 57th Wilde's Rifles in an early poisonous gas attack during the second battle of Ypres
in April and May 1915.
A Cambridge University scholar who played county cricket for Worcestershire in his spare time, Bache lost his life serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers in the Second Battle of Ypres
in May 1915.
He was posted to the Western Front where his battalion fought in the Second Battle of Ypres
- a series of engagements between April 22 and May 25 to control the Flemish town.
The St Julien Canadian Memorial, with its moving, monumental portrayal of a soldier at prayer, commemorates the spot where Canadian troops were among the first to experience the horror of a gas attack, during the Second Battle of Ypres
in April 1915.
Captain Henry John Innes Walker, a New Zealand national serving with the British Army, known to his family as Jack, was killed in the Second Battle of Ypres
in 1915, aged 25, whilst serving with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Thomas, the eldest Bradford, made it home having been awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallantry in the Second Battle of Ypres
The 1st/7th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry was involved in the Second Battle of Ypres
which was fought between April 22 and May 25, 1915.
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.