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War Research Society organiser Alex Bulloch MBE said: "Many men of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment - quite a number of whom came from Birmingham - were heavily involved in the fighting at Ypres and on the Somme.
The sergeant, who had served in the 3rd Signal Company, 7th Brigade, 3rd Division BEF, told the officer on November 5, 1914, he had been sent on a wiring task near the landmark medieval Cloth Hall in Ypres.
Another 40 minutes on good roads and you have crossed into Belgium and reached Ypres - Wipers to the troops.
A new exhibition, "The Last Witness" at the In Flanders Fields Museum, based in Ypres' imposing and impressive Cloth Hall aims to do just that.
The Menin Gate Memorial is dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient and whose graves are unknown.
It was really interesting and we learned a lot but it was sad to see the graves in Ypres."
is metamorphosis of Ypres into a focal point of remembrance began in mid October 1914 when the area was overwhelmed by bloody ghting as the Germans strove to end the war quickly in a 'race to the sea'.
IT WAS officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, but history recalls the horror in one word: Passchendaele.
It has the inscription of its owner on the inside front cover, which reads as follows: "GRG Smyth, Captain, 1/7 Battalion, The Kings, 19/4/17, Ypres."
Great Rail Journeys has a five-day trip, Bruges and the Battlefields of Ypres, taking in Ypres battlefields, the Menin Gate and the Last Post ceremony and German Bayernwald Trenches.
Send items for inclusion in TheTicket to news@stirlingobserver.co.uk MORE OVERLEAF >Multi-media WW1 performance Far, Far from Ypres will be at Stirling's Albert Halls this Sunday, October 14.
WE'RE in Flanders, Belgium, on a tour of the First World War sites around the town of leper; it's much better known by its French name, Ypres. Tourism is now a major industry among the former battlefields of Flanders, but most of the organized groups who tour them are small and non-disruptive, operating under knowledgeable and sensitive guides.
Vice chairman of the branch, Dr Jim McDermott, told the Echo that the old standard was well worn and looked tired after many years of parading at ceremonial events, veterans' funerals and, more recently, at the Menin Gate in Ypres for the Royal British Legion's Great Pilgrimage 90.
It marks 90 years since the original Royal British Legion Pilgrimage in 1928, which saw 11,000 First World War veterans and war widows visit the battlefields of the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium, a decade after the conflict ended.
MATT EDWARDS and Darren Garrod stretched their championship lead after an enthralling Prestone MSA British Rally Championship contest on the Renties Ypres Rally.