GHELUVELT PARK, WORCESTER
THERE WILL BE ANOTHER PHOTO FOLDER ADDED TO THIS PAGE NEXT WEEK, AFTER THE SERVICE ON SUNDAY THE 30TH OCTOBER 2011. TO COMMEMORATE THE 97TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
It was first opened by Field Marshall, The Right Hon. John French,1st Earl Ypres, on the 17th June 1922 to commemorate the Worcestershire Regiment`s 2nd Battalion and their heroic counter attack at the Battle of Gheluvelt , near Ypres, Belgium. The
There is a new Memorial Sculpture in the park ( 2010 ) made from steel and concrete, the materials similar to what would have been seen at the `Front`. The different heights of the steel columns represent the different campaigns and the height is the amount of soldiers killed. There is a Roll of Honour to the men of the Worcestershire Regiment.
This new memorial was achieved with the help of the Lottery Heritage Fund.
The Friends of
The Worcestershire Regiment
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