An officer of the Battalion in the trenches near Zonnebeke, in the Ypres Sector, making the daily inspection of his mens’ feet during the Third Battle of Ypres. Left to right: unidentified (background);
June 1916 - Ypres: Battle of Mont Sorrel Begins. Pictured - Canadian soldiers in a reserve trench at Ypres, June By now the tin hat has become standard issue for British and Imperial forces on the Western Front.
The battle, fought from to September 1914 in the First World War, that saw the end of the long retreat by the British and the French armies and the beginning of a successful attack against the pursuing German troops.