Polygon Wood

First World War


26 September – 3 October 1917

Geographical parameters

The Comines-Ypres Canal as far as Voormezeele; thence road to Vlamertinghe Château – Elverdinghe Château – Woesten – Bixschoote


A battle honour formally entitled the “Battle of Polygon Wood” and itself forming part of “The Battles of Ypres, 1917”Footnote 1


The Honour “Polygon Wood” was awarded for actions that exploited the successes of the assault along the Menin Road. The attack on Polygon Wood between Zonnebeke and Gheluvelt was successful and led mainly by Australian and New Zealand forces. Canadian involvement in the attack was limited to a supporting role by the '2nd Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, CEF' and the 1st Canadian Pioneer Battalion.

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