On 26 October 1917 the 22 year old Lance Corporal Ambrose John Tye (my great great uncle) of the Bedfordshire Regiment died in action at Ypres, Belgium. He is remembered at the Tyne Cot memorial in Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium.
From the War Graves Commission: “Around the eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery near the town of Ieper in Belgium stands the Tyne Cot Memorial. It bears the names of some 35,000 men of the British and New Zealand forces who have no known grave, nearly all of whom died between August 1917 and November 1918.
“This area on the Western Front was the scene of the Third Battle of Ypres. Also known as the Battle of Passchendaele, it was one of the major battles of the First World War.”
Happy Halloween! We got quite a big pumpkin this year, courtesy of my dad - whose friend grew some in their allotment. This was the next smallest pumpkin, and half the weight of his biggest ones! 😳 (Can hardly lift this one!) ...