THE PASSCHENDAELE ARCHIVES
Passchendaele 1917 was one of the great conflicts of the First World
War. Hundred days of heavy fighting resulted in over half a million
Allied casualties for but a gain of only a few miles. The dead
comprised mainly British, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and South
A visit to a military cemetery is always an inspiring and emotional
experience but the fact remains that the dead and missing have only
headstones and memorials wereon they are remembered. In the Museum we
have created a living memorial where we are endeavouring to put faces
and stories to the names of the dead and missing by building a personal
record with photographs, family documentation and information from
To avoid a duplication of the excellent database of the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission we will only create a file if a photograph is
available and only if the man concerned lost his life between 12th,
July and 15th, November, 1917.
to build a personal archive of thousands of files which may be
researched at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.
to create a database with the extracts of all files and extensive
research facilities to provide for example the exact location of death
on trench maps.
to select records of 100 men to be stored at the new Visitors Centre
shortly to erected near Tyne Cot Cemetery; one for each day of the
the composition of a book on Passchendaele 1917 based upon the stories
of the fallen.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Did a relative of yours fight in Passchendaele 1917? Did he give his
life? If you have a photograph, letters, personal papers and
reminiscences of family members, please contact us.
Note that we do not desire any original, a good copy is sufficient. If
you are not able to copy or scan your possessions at high resolution we
are most willing to undertake the the task for you.
Donations of original items for the museum are of course always
In return for your cooperation we will try to find out what exactly
happened to your relative. You will receive a copy of a trench map with
the approximate place where he was killed or martally wounded. With
this comes a short report based on the war diaries of his unit.
The Passchendaele Archives is a project of the Memorial Museum
Passchendaele 1917. It started in 2005 and will continue till 2007.
available in English/alleen beschikbaar in het Engels
This is a
list of names of men already in our database. If you have more
information of them, please contact The Passchendaele
available in English