Passchendaele

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Passchendaele

a village in NW Belgium, in West Flanders province: the scene of heavy fighting during the third battle of Ypres in World War I during which 245 000 British troops were lost
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Today we commemorate those involved in the Battle of Polygon Wood and we remember they were just some of the more than 300,000 Australian volunteers who served on the Western Front, where 45,000 lost their lives and more than one-third of those have no known grave, Mr Tehan said.
The fourth and fifth divisions of the Australian Imperial Force suffered more than 5,700 casualties at the Battle of Polygon Wood, which began on 26 September 1917.
EPITAPH Mollie attended the funeral of her uncle, who had arrived on the Western Front a month before he died on September 26, 1917, during the Battle of Polygon Wood.
He approached me with the idea of setting two letters written by his great uncle, Private Joe Wood, three weeks before he was killed in action at the battle of Polygon Wood in 1917,' she explains.