Passchendaele at Home
Passchendaele at Home was 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.
By becoming a researcher in Passchendaele at Home, participants became 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.
Participants followed our researcher steps to discover unknown local history, explored the lives of extraordinary soldiers, remembered them with their local community, and shared their stories. There were lots of resources available to help participants research their local casualties and discover their history.
What we provided for participants
- Action Map – an A1 poster designed by innovative graphic artist Nick Hayes, which served as a step-by-step guide to researching potential Passchendaele graves and lots of inspiration for remembrance activities within groups 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 – we invited community groups and schools based in England to apply for funding (up to £200) to put towards the cost of their project. We welcomed lots of different activity ideas – the more creative and inclusive, the better.
Passchendaele at Home launched on 31 July and ran until the end of November 2017.