Date 31 July – 6 Nov 1917
First World War
Tens of thousands of soldiers were lost forever in the Flanders mud by the time the battle was finally over.
Now spelt Passendale, this small village is five miles north-east of Ypres
To capture the strategic village of Passchendaele - 5 miles from the starting point
It took 3 months & 475,000 lives before the village finally fell
British & Commonwealth Forces 325,000
German Forces 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
6 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 had the honour to be at the special commemoration services at Tyne Cot & the Menin Gate after which we were invited to lay our Brimington "Passchendale Centenary" wreaths
Below : Menin Gate Memorial Collage with Brimington wreath
Above : Tyne Cot Memorial & Cemetery Collage with Brimington Wreath
"I died in hell, they called it Passchendaele"
Not Forgotten Brimington Not Forgotten Brimington