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About

This research covers the Ypres Salient. It is the result of fifteen years of visits and research.

The various categories provide a wealth of information about a range of subjects.  

The Roll of Honour category is where you will find the details of all the men from Falkirk District who are buried or commemorated in the Immortal Salient. 

Of the 2,400 men from Falkirk District who died in the First World War, 521 are either buried or commemorated in the Ypres Salient. The men from Falkirk District fought in the Salient from 1914 to 1918.

The Cemeteries and Memorials section provides details of all the cemeteries and memorials were the men from Falkirk District are either buried or commemorated.

BATTLE NOMENCLATURE:

FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES

1914 - 12 October to 11 November

Battle of Messines 12 October - 2 November

Battle of Armentieres 13 October - 2 November

Battle of Langemarck 21 October - 24 October

Battle of Gheluvelt 29 October - 31 October

Battle of Nonne Bosschen 11 November

SECOND BATTLE OF YPRES

1915 - 22 April to 25 May

Battle of Gravenstafel 22 April - 23 April

Battle of St Julian 24 April - 4 May

Battle of Frezenberg 8 May - 13 May

Battle of Bellewaarde 24 May - 25 May

THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES

1917

Battle of Messines 7 June - 14 June

Preliminary action in the south with the aim of taking the Messines Ridge known as 'Cratering the Ridge' using nineteen mines & 933,200lbs of ammonal detonated under the German defenders. The objective to take the Oostaverne Line.

Battle of Ypres 31 July to 10 November

Battle of Pilkem Ridge 31 July - 2 August

Battle of Langemarck 16 August - 18 August

Battle of the Menin Road 20 September - 25 September

Battle of Polygon Wood 26 September - 3 October

Battle of Broodseinde 4 October

Battle of Poelcappelle 9 October

Battle of Passchendaele I 12 October

Battle of Passchendaele II 26 October - 10 November

FOURTH BATTLE OF YPRES

1918

Battle of Lys 9 April - 29 April

Battle of Estaires 9 April - 11 April

Battle of Messines, 1918 10 April - 11 April

Battle of Hazebrouck 12 April - 15 April

Battle of Bailleul 13 April - 15 April

Battle of Kemmel I 17 April - 19 April

Battle of Bethune 18 April

Battle of Kemmel II 25 April - 26 April

Battle of Scherpenberg 29 April

THE FINAL BREAKOUT

1918

Battle of Ypres 28 September - 2 October

Battle of Kortrijk 14 October - 19 October

By the Armistice on 11 November 1918, the British Army was fifty-one miles from the Salient.

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