100 Years Ago Passchendaele

This isn’t my Grandfather Frank Clifford Butterworth but he was wounded exactly 100 years ago in the Battle of Passchendaele.

The commitment to service is strikingly shown in the form below: “Terms of Service: Duration of war”

He was wounded in his face, shoulder and leg.

  • His shoulder wound severed a major artery. The records show he received a litre of blood.
  • He never gained normal function of his arm.
  • His facial would was severe enough to later cause an infected parotid gland (the salivary gland).

He ended up in a hospital in England and was “invalided” to Canada October 18, 2018 for further months of recovery.

Note if you are interested you can access Personnel Records of the First World War here.


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