On this day, 31st July, the Battle of Passchendaele began in 1917. During this skirmish, the deadly and much feared mustard gas would first see use.
Month: July 2015
Getting started researching your military ancestor
As the First World War soldiers have sadly passed away, with Henry John ‘Harry’ Patch being the last to go, aged 111, in July 2009. Now every day the papers seem filled with reports of Second World War veterans passing away too, and it’s time to ask about