Vancouver-based regiment marks 100-year anniversary of WWI battle

'We lost about half [the battalion] to either being killed, MIA or wounded,' says military official

By Clare Hennig, CBC News Posted: Nov 05, 2017 6:00 AM PT Last Updated: Nov 05, 2017 12:48 PM PT


Canadian soldiers played an instrumental role in the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium 100 years ago and, this weekend, members of the Vancouver-based Seaforth Highlanders of Canada are commemorating the battle that helped secure an Allied victory during the First World War.

The Battle of Passchendaele was as brutal and bloody as more renowned clashes like the Battle of Vimy Ridge but is often lost in the shadow of other war moments.

More than 4,000 Canadians were killed and almost 12,000 wounded at Passchendaele.

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