Search results for Third Battle of Ypres.

Nature of War


A range of materials for mixed ability classes, for year 7, 8 and 9. Right click to save documents. If you have any resources you wish to share, please let us know! Document Title Focus Format Death of Red Baron Mystery activity  Word FWW Dressing station Medical services information  Word …

24 October 1918 : Pte John S Lamberton


From Stewarton, Ayr, in January 1917, he was conscripted into the Army Service Corps, where he served under the number T/291090. He was sent to France in the summer of 1917 but soon transferred to the 11th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers with which he took part in the Third Battle of Ypres (usually known as Passchendaele). Twice wounded whilst wit…

Major 'Alastair' Soutar, M.C.


One of the well known 'classic' accounts of the First World War is 'Twelve Days' published in 1933 (and more recently republished as 'Twelve Days on the Somme') by Sidney Rogerson, an officer on the staff of 23 Infantry Brigade (part of the 8th Division). Less well known is his second book, about his experiences in May 1918 on the Aisne. This accou…

After Amiens – 38th (Welsh) Division


It happened in the barber’s where my mother had taken me when I was a young child. ‘Mummy, why is that man making funny noises?’ The wheezing, rattling and muted bubbling sound stopped briefly as he turned to look at me, expressionless, then nodded towards my mother and turned away. My mother gave a very, very sharp tug on my coat sleeve. ‘Shhh!…

'Passchendaele' The 1992 Presidential Address delivered by the Honorary President John Terraine


(This article first appears in Stand To! 37 Spring 1993  pp6 - 10 This year, 8 November was Remembrance Day—remembrance of the two World Wars, this century's two great catastrophes. For the first quarter-century of my life, Remembrance Day was always 11 November, the anniversary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, marking the end of the First Worl…

1 January 1918 : 240840 Cpl. Stephen Healey


Born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1881, Stephen Healey was a coal miner turned town corporation labourer.  He was married to Ada Wilson, a cotton weaver, and lived at 57 Marlboro' St, Burnley. In 1911 Stephen was sharing accommodation with his young family, a 4 year old son Walter, and his sister and brother who worked in turn in a cotton mill and mi…

'A Moonlight Massacre: The Night Operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917' by Dr Michael LoCicero


This months talk will be by Dr Michael LoCicero who will be examining the events surrounding a night operation which took place during 3rd Ypres or as it is better known the battle of Passchendale. So if you would like to learn more about one of the most controversial battles of the Great War do come and join us and find out what happened.  

Following in R C Sherriff’s footsteps – the path to his own ‘Journey’s End’ in the Great War


  Crescent Trench - British front line, 31 July 1917 8th Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 72 Brigade, 24th Division had attacked from this trench, left to right, on 31 July 1917 – the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres. They managed to advance about 1000 yards then were forced to fall back to Jordan Trench (see later photogra…

16 January : '"An elegy of mud, blood and darkness" : Australian war writing and the third battle of Ypres’ with Matt Haultain-Gall


‘The year 1917 had been one of disaster for our arms in all save the Messines attack’ wrote the Australian ex-serviceman G.D. Mitchell in Backs to the Wall. Few of his comrades would have disagreed. The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) lost far more men in the battles for Bullecourt (France), Messines and Passchendaele than at their 1915 baptism o…

'Missing Died Survived' with Guy Senior


'Missing-Died-Survived' is the story of three brothers who served in the Great War: Joseph, Walter and George Senior. Joseph served alongside Norman Macmillan in No.45 Squadron RFC; Walter fought at the battle of the Somme; and George saw action at the Second Battle of Ypres. This illustrated talk with Guy Senior features first-hand accounts and …