On the Ypres Front – part 3

Today is the final instalment from the Manchester Regiment Record Book, detailing the operations of the Manchesters at Polygon Wood and Gheluvelt. In today's transcription the names of killed and wounded officers are included. 26 October 1917 ' "C" company had moved off at zero hour, passed over Power Trench, where elements of "D" company …

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On the Ypres Front – Part 2

This blog continues with a transcription from The Manchester Battalion record book. In addition to the Manchesters, many other regiments are mentioned making the record book a valuable resources for historians and family history researchers. The record also names camps, towns and areas on the front line. Polygon Wood and Gheluvelt 'The Battalion remained in …

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On the Ypres Front – part 1

Polygon Wood and Gheluvelt -  a 3 part blog that will be posted this week to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of Passchendaele - one of the bloodiest of World War One The Manchester Regiment Record book at Archives Plus, gives a detailed account of the movements of the Manchester Regiment 21st (Service) …

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On this day…The attack on Croisilles

This account is from the Battalion War Record from the Manchester Regiment 21st (Service) Battalion - in 'Flanders, France and Italy' detailing the two days of battle at Croisilles. This record can be viewed at Archives Plus and is a fascinating account of the Manchester Regiment's involvement in the war. A precursor to the Battle …

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