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Appeal for stories of local soldiers who fought in the Battle of Passchendaele

Published Wednesday, 09 August 2017

In 2017 the War Memorial Park Education team will be commemorating 100 years of the Battle of Passchendaele and wish to tell the stories of local soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle.

The Battle of Passchendaele (the third Battle of Ypres) was a major campaign of the First World War. The Battle took place between the 31st July and 10th November 1917 along the Western Front. Lasting 100 days, there were around 245,000 British casualties. Many of those that died during the offensive are buried or commemorated at the Tyne Cot Cemetery in the Village of Passchendaele.

We would like for local people to come forward with information or interesting stories about their relatives who fought and maybe lost their lives in this battle.

The information gathered will form part of displays in the Visitors Centre as well being used in workshops with local schools later in the year

If you would like more information or have any information or stories to tell please contact either

Jo Woore at jo.woore@coventry.gov.uk or Louise Durham at louise.durham@ coventry.gov.uk

Alternatively you can pop into the Visitor Centre at the park and leave details.

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