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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LANE, Norman Charles

Service number 1688
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Jul 1894

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OSBORN, Cecil John

Service number 14130
Sapper
13th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 4 Nov 1889

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PEARCE, James

Service number 2281
Lance Corporal
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1895

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HEWISH, Harry

Service number 5839
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Feb 1894

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SOWTER, Sydney

Service number 4307
Sapper
13th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 21 Nov 1892

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CARTER, Lionel Lewin

Service number Officer
Captain
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Oct 1890

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CALOV, Ernest Adolphus

Service number 2282
Private
34th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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ISZLAUB, Conrad Henry

Service number 2139
Private
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1891

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