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Passchendaele: relatives remember lost loved ones

The Battle of Passchendaele Photo: PA

The relatives of the many soldiers from our region, killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War One, today remember their lost loved ones.

It is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Memorial ceremonies have been taking place to mark the centenary Credit: PA

Paul Thorne's great grandfather, Sergeant Major William Thorne, was killed in the 1917 battle. He was one of many thousands to be killed in a campaign which lasted several months.

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