Nottingham NG1 6EL
To commemorate the Centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres, otherwise known as Passchendaele, the Museum of the Mercian Regiment has mounted an exhibition on the part that the Sherwood Foresters played in the battle. On the first day alone, the 1st Battalion received 30 Gallantry Awards for Bravery in the field and then two Foresters would go on to receive the Victoria Cross, the highest level of award for bravery.
“I have just brought the remains of the Battalion out of the curious mixture of undiluted hell and glorious moments that a successful attack combines.” Lt Col Sherbrooke of 1st Battalion after the first day
“The climatic conditions are very bad it has not stopped raining this past three days. The men are simply splendid.” H. MILWARD. Lt.Colonel, Comdg. 17th (S) Bn. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
The exhibition runs from 31st July-10th November and is in the Museum of the Mercian Regiment on the upper ground floor of Nottingham Castle.