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Ypres Salient

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Belgium

In military terms, a salient is is a battlefield that is surrounded on several sides by enemy territory. There were five battles of Ypres. The first was in December 1914. The second ran from April to May 1915. The third (which was also known as the Battle of Passchendaele) was from July to November 1917. The fourth was in April 1918, and the fifth (also known as the Advance of Flanders) was from September to October 1918.
Ypres was known to the British troops as 'Wipers'.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Ypres Salient

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Ypres WW1 milestone

The Ypres panel on the milestone is very close to a hedge making it difficult...

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RAF Benevolent Fund

RAF Benevolent Fund

Created by Lord Trenchard to provide direct welfare assistance to those of the extended Royal Air Force family in need or distress.

Group, Armed Forces, Philanthropy

1 memorial
South African War / Boer War

South African War / Boer War

Also known as the (Anglo-)Boer War.  The Register of the Anglo-Boer War contains further information on these who served in this war.

Event, Armed Forces, Tragedy, Africa

7 memorials
Field Marshall Earl Alexander of Tunis

Field Marshall Earl Alexander of Tunis

Military commander. Born London of Anglo-Irish descent. Served in both world wars. A keen artist (painter and sculptor) as well as a excellent sportsman. We note this because these two attributes a...

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration, Canada

1 memorial
G. Crossley

G. Crossley

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial
Douglas Walter Belcher, VC

Douglas Walter Belcher, VC

Soldier. Born Douglas Walter Belcher in Surbiton. He enlisted at the beginning of WW1 and fought at the second Battle of Ypres. Whilst in charge of a portion of breastwork (a temporary fortificatio...

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1, France

1 memorial