1st Passchendaele (World War 1, 12 October 1917 to 12 October 1917)

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About This Campaign

As a part of the continuing Third Battle of Ypres on the Western Front, Australian, New Zealand and British troops were involved in an unsuccessful attempt to seize the Passchendaele Ridge from the defending Germans on 12 October 1917. The vicious fighting took place in the most appalling of waterlogged conditions, which helped render the name Passchendaele a synonym for slaughter.

The 3rd Australian Division's attempts to struggle forward to their objective with little artillery protection, becasue the guns could not be brought forward effectively through the waterlogged ground, represented the last major Australian participation in the Third Battle of Ypres.

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Names

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HUNT, Albert

Service number 2912
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Jan 1888

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HAMMOND, Thomas Robin

Service number 111
Captain
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1880

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COSTELLO, Thomas

Service number 2891
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Jun 1894

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GOLLAN, Laurence Cornelius Patrick

Service number 36
Corporal
9th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born Oct 1889

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JEFFRIES, Clarence Smith

Service number Officer
Captain
34th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Oct 1894

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GILLIEATT, Thomas Patrick

Service number 5097
Lance Corporal
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

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HUMPHREYS, Edward Leichhardt (Edwin Leichardt)

Service number 3055
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Sep 1893

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WELLS, George

Service number 3465
Lance Corporal
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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