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World War One - Battles of Ypres

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  • New Zealand War Graves Project.
    2nd Cpl. Francis James Sullivan (1895 - 1917)
    2/Corporal in NZE, file number 4/853. Son of John Sullivan (father), Baker Estate, Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand and later Bayfield Estate in Christchurch.CASUALITIES AT THE FRONT: Mr. John Sullivan...
  • Leonard Stanley Ryan (1897 - 1917)
    Sapper Leonard Ryan Died June 7, 1917 Military Service: Canadian Age: 20 Force: Army Unit: Canadian Engineers Division: 1st Tunnelling Coy. Burial Information: Cemetery: MENIN GATE (YPRES) MEMORIAL , B...
  • George Merriman (1895 - 1980)
    some details about GV Merriman, born Manchester, 1895.1911 census shows he was scholar at Lancing College, Surrey1913 farmer at Hofmeyr ( Eastern Cape ) , South Africa.1916 February, enlisted in 1 SA I...
  • George Gooderham Mitchell (1878 - 1938)
    FamilySearch iD: G3RB-363 Wikitree ID: Mitchell-32513George was the son of John Ross Mitchell and Elizabeth Louisa Gooderham.He married Zulu Emmeline Buchanan at Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 30, 1...
  • John Jack Hayward (1881 - 1915)

The Battle of Ypres consists of a number of major conflicts during the First world war that took place after the German and Allied forces got bogged down in trench warfare around the Belgian town of Ypres.

The fighting in the area was often fierce and lasted nearly the whole length of the war, so the casualties were enormous - probably over a million dead.

Image right - British soldiers moving forward during the Battle of Broodseinde. Photo by Ernest Brooks.


First Battle of Ypres (19 October – 22 November, 1914)

The "Race to the Sea".

Second Battle of Ypres (22 April – 15 May, 1915)

First mass use of poison gas by the German army.

Battle of Passchendaele (31 July – 10 November, 1917)

AKA the Third Battle of Ypres.

Battle of the Lys (9–29 April, 1918)

AKA the Battle of Estaires or the Fourth Battle of Ypres.

Fifth Battle of Ypres (28 September – 2 October, 1918)

AKA the Advance of Flanders and Battle of the Peaks of Flanders


There are hundreds of cemeteries and memorials for the war dead around the battle field - Wikipedia gives and overview and links on to more detailed lists. There is also a project on here for the Ypres Salient Cemeteries

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