ADF commemorates the Battle of Polygon Wood

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will today honour the service and sacrifice of those who fought in Belgium during the First World War (WWI), during the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Polygon Wood.

The Battle of Polygon Wood took place on 26 September 1917 and was the first major battle fought by the Fifth Australian Division in Belgium. It was part of the Third Battle of Ypres, or ‘Passchendaele’, which was the major British offensive in Flanders in 1917.