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PASSCHENDAELE

Now known as Passendale
(3rd Battle of Ypres)

Date   31 July – 6 Nov 1917

The Battle of Passchendaele is a vivid symbol of the mud, madness and the senseless slaughter of the First World War  


Tens of thousands of soldiers were lost forever in the Flanders mud by the time the battle was finally over.



The Battle Ground
Now spelt Passendale, this small village is five miles north-east of Ypres

 Aim
       
 To capture the strategic village of Passchendaele - 5 miles from the starting point

  Outcome

 It took 3 months & 475,000 lives before the village finally fell

     Casualties (Estimates)
     British & Commonwealth forces  - 325,000
German     - 260,000




15 Brimington men lost their lives in the battle

(Many More were wounded & Maimed)

1 is remembered on the Menin Gate in Ypres
 
are remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial 
2 are buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery 

6 are buried in various CWGC cemeteries around the Ypres area



 For the past 10 years or more towards the end of July we have faithfully laid a Brimington wreath
 at Tyne Cot & at the Menin Gate to commemorate our village men who died at Passchendaele

On the 31st of July 2017 we shall have the honour to be at the special commemoration services at
 Tyne Cot & the Menin Gate after which we will be invited to lay our
 Brimington  "Passchendale Centenary"  wreaths 

Menin Gate Memorial Collage with Brimington wreath from a previous year


     Tyne Cot Memorial & Cemetery Collage with Brimington Wreath from a previous year



"I died in hell, they called it Passchendaele"

Siegfried Sassoon


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