Passchendaele at Home is a nationwide initiative for schools and community groups funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.
The project is a challenge to discover graves in the UK that belong to British soldiers who were wounded at the Battle of Passchendaele, Belgium, but who died of their wounds in the UK.
By becoming a researcher in Passchendaele at Home, you are part of a nationwide initiative to discover for the first time graves in the UK that belong to British soldiers who were wounded at the Battle of Passchendaele, Belgium, but who died of their wounds in the UK.
Follow our researcher steps to discover unknown local history, explore the lives of extraordinary soldiers, remember them with your local community, and share your stories. There are lots of resources available to help you research your local casualties and discover their history.
What we will provide for you
- Action Map – an A1 poster designed by innovative graphic artist Nick Hayes, which serves as a step-by-step guide to researching potential Passchendaele graves and lots of inspiration for remembrance activities with your group and local community, including wreath making and playing the Last Post
- Passchendaele Database – a comprehensive database featuring details of over 400 servicemen wounded at Passchendaele but who died of their wounds in the UK. The database has details of their cemetery or memorial and some local history
- Online Research Guide – with even more advice on how to research servicemen of the First World War, additional resources and suggested activities
- Funding – if you are a community group or school based in England, we invite you to apply for funding (up to £200) to put towards the cost of your project. We welcome lots of different activity ideas – the more creative and inclusive, the better!
Passchendaele at Home launches on 31 July and runs until the end of November 2017 but you can get in touch now for further information.
Get in touch with the Big Ideas team to find out more about the project or to register your interest. Email email@example.com.