PASSCHENDAELE             

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
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
 
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"

Siegfried Sassoon

Not Forgotten Brimington    Not Forgotten Brimington  

If you have any further information about Brimington’s soldiers or need help from us or would like to leave feedback please see contact us page for details

THIS MONTH
WE ARE REMEMBERING
OCTOBER 1918

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