Exactly a century ago the Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, began on 31st July 1917 and lasted for three months until 10th November 1917. Fought on the Western Front, we take this moment today to remember those Queensmen killed on the first day of the battle:
Second Lieutenant Edward Cohen, M.C., Royal Fusiliers; aged 22.
Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class the Reverend William Geare, Royal Army Chaplains Department; aged 26.
Lieutenant Reginald Hope, North Staffordshire Regiment; aged 23.