Passchendaele Casualty Forms

About the Exhibition

Archives New Zealand holds the Active Service – Fatal Casualty Forms (AABK 519) of the First New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914–18. Accessible below is a selection of forms for nearly 700 New Zealand military personnel who died in the Ypres-Passchendaele sector (Flanders, Belgium) of the Western Front during 1917 and early 1918. This selection includes some of those killed during the October actions of the Third Battle of Ypres (often referred to as the Battle of Passchendaele). Many of these soldiers are buried at Tyne Cot Military Cemetery at Passchendaele, the largest of the Commonwealth War Graves where nearly 12,000 soldiers are buried.