Military Monday: Names in the landscape

With ‘The Passchendaele Archives Database’ the Passchendaele Museum aims at adding a face and a story to those who gave their lives during the Great War Battle of Passchendaele.

In its latest initiative, the Passchendaele Museum is attempting to give as many as possible of the 6,928 Canadian whose names are inscribed on the Menin Gate Memorial and have no known grave a tangible place in the landscape.

Drawing on records of the Commonwealth War Grave Commission and Library and Archives Canada, the Passchendaele Archives is developing a map of the places where those men were born, lived, enlisted and died.

Use the map at https://archives.passchendaele.be/en/geo/1, in to zoom in on a place of interest, zoom out for a perspective of the origins of these fatalities.

Also use the Advanced Search to find detailed individual information by selecting First name, Surname, Place of death, Place of birth, Profession. Unit, Rank, Date of death, as available.

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