Barclays Bank Companies Men - Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) - Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial

Barclays Bank Companies Men - Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) - Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial

The Third Battle of Ypres, commonly known as the Battle of Passchendaele, took place from 31st July 1917 to 10th November 1917. Specific battles included Messines (7–14 Jun), Pilckem Ridge (31 Jul – 2 Aug), Langemarck (16–18 Aug), Menin Road Ridge (20–25 Sep), Polygon Wood (26 Sep – 3 Oct), Broodseinde (4 Oct), Poelcappelle (9 Oct), the First Battle of Passchendaele (12 Oct) and the Second Battle of Passchendaele (26 Oct – 10 Nov). Tyne Cot Cemetery, which bears witness to the ferocious battle, is the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world in terms of burials. There are 11,961 Commonwealth servicemen buried there, of whom more than 8,300 remain unidentified. The site also contains the Tyne Cot Memorial Wall to the Missing, which commemorates nearly 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom and New Zealand who died on the Ypres Salient after 16th August 1917 and whose graves are not known. This community remembers the lives of employees of Barclays Bank and their constituent banks who were killed at the Third Battle of Ypres, and are buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery or commemorated on the Memorial Wall to the Missing there. [The constituent banks included are Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank, Bank of Liverpool & Martins (including Bank of Liverpool, Martins Bank, Cattle Trade Bank, Cocks Biddulph & Co, Equitable Bank, Halifax Commercial Banking Co, and Palatine Bank), London & Provincial Bank, London & South Western Bank, Union Bank of Manchester, and United Counties Bank.] Detailed information about the battle is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele . n.b. CWGC are seeking descendants of those killed at this battle, who are invited to apply to attend 2017 commemorative events. Please see http://www.cwgc.org/news-events/news/2017/1/commemorations-at-cwgc-tyne-cot-cemetery-for-the-centenary-of-passchendaele.aspx .

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    Born 1897

    Died 1917

    British Army PS/2441 Private Middlesex Regiment 1st/8th Battalion

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    Died 1917

    British Army Private Training Reserve Battalion 10th Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Welsh Fusiliers 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Charles Darrell Heaton

    Born 1896

    Died 1917

    British Army Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps

    British Army PS/2797 Private Royal Fusiliers 21st Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 143rd Company (Infanttry)

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    Born 1894

    Died 1917

    British Army Captain Suffolk Regiment 6th Battalion (Territorial Force)

    British Army Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment 2nd/6th Battalion attached 3rd/4th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

    British Army Second Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment 6th (Cyclist) Battalion (Territorial Force)

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    Born 1894

    Died 1917

    British Army Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps

    British Army Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

    British Army Lieutenant Yorks and Lancaster Regiment

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    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    British Army 270091 Private Liverpool Regiment

    British Army 235096 Private Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9th Battalion

    British Army 8828 Private Liverpool Regiment

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    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army 47843 Private Manchester Regiment 2/6th Battalion

    British Army 47843 Private Manchester Regiment 2nd/6th Battalion

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    Born 1883

    Died 1917

    British Army 765298 Private London Regiment 28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists' Rifles)

    British Army 765298 Private London Regiment 28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists' Rifles)

    British Army 765298 Private London Regiment 28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists' Rifles)

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    Born 1880

    Died 1917

    British Army 11083 Lance Corporal Royal Fusiliers

    British Army Second Lieutenant Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) 3rd Battalion

    British Army Private Royal Fusiliers

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    Born 1888

    Died 1917

    British Army 17888 Private Liverpool Regiment

    British Army 17888 Private The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Battalion

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    Born 1887

    Died 1917

    British Army 10750 Private Honourable Artillery Company 2nd Battalion

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    Born 1894

    Died 1917

    British Army Second Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry 4th Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry 4th Battalion attached 10th Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry Special Reserve

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    Born 1896

    Died 1917

    British Army 5551 Private Honourable Artillery Company 2nd Battalion

    British Army 5551 Private Honourable Artillery Company 1st Reserve Battalion

    British Army 5551 Private Honourable Artillery Company Depot

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    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army 17862 Private Coldstream Guards

    British Army Second Lieutenant Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 6th Battalion

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    Born 1888

    Died 1917

    British Army 765923 Private London Regiment 28th battalion london regiment (artist Battalion

    British Army 765923 Private London Regiment (Artists' Rifles) 1st/28th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Frederick Procter

    Born 1884

    Died 1917

    British Army 2939 Machine Gun Corps

    British Army 200822 Serjeant Tank Corps "D" Battalion