The Road to Passchendaele Part Twelve – Passchendaele Village & War Memorial

Passchendaele, or Passendale, as the village is now called, church. Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Eleven – 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) Memorial

Up on the Passchendaele Ridge, this memorial to the 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion, the Nova Scotia Highlanders, can be found in the fields where they fought in the last days of October 1917. Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Ten – The New Zealand Memorial, ‘sGraventafel & a brief stop at Tyne Cot Cemetery

The New Zealand Memorial at s’Graventafel is one of a number of similarly styled New Zealand memorials along the Western Front that commemorate actions involving the  New Zealand Division, sited on or near the battlefields where they fought. Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Nine – Dochy Farm New British Cemetery

31st July 2017 will mark exactly one hundred years since the start of the Third Battle of Ypres, the Battle of Passchendaele as it is popularly known.  In advance of that anniversary, this post, and the following five, will complete what began, more than two years ago at Buffs Road Cemetery, as an occasional look at the cemeteries and memorials associated with the battle, and which will finally end up on the Passchendaele ridge at Passchendaele New British Cemetery in the not-so-distant future. Continue reading

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Polygon Wood – Black Watch Corner & Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Pugh Evans V.C.

Black Watch Corner can be found at the south western corner of Polygon Wood, the memorial that stands there remembering the men of the Black Watch who died in the Great War. Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Eight – Polygon Wood: Scott Post

Buttes New British Cemetery, the New Zealand Memorial, and the 5th Australian Division Memorial, seen from within Polygon Wood. Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Seven – Polygon Wood: Buttes New British Cemetery, the 5th Australian Division Memorial & the New Zealand Memorial

A walled avenue leads into Polygon Wood, the memorial to the 5th Australian Division on top of the Butte in the distance. Continue reading

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