The Western Front Today - 16th Irish Division Memorial, Wytschaete

The memorial to the 16th (Irish) Division is sited next to Wytschaete cemetery in the Ypres Salient.  It commemorates 16th Division's capture of Wytschaete on 7 June 1917, the opening day of the Battle of Messines.  Lost to the Germans during the Spring advance of April 1918 it was recaptured on 28 September 1918.

A second memorial to the division is located at Guillemont on the Somme.

Before Endeavours Fade, Rose E.B. Coombs, After the Battle 1994
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide - Ypres Salient, Leo Cooper 2000

Ack Ack was a term used to describe anti-aircraft fire.

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