Battle of Polygon Wood

battle during the second phase of the Third Battle of Ypres in World War I

The Battle of Polygon Wood was a small battle that took place in World War I. It happened during the second part of the Battle of Passchendaele. Most of the battle was fought in an area named Polygon Wood, near Ypres, Belgium.

Battle of Polygon Wood
Part of the Battle of Passchendaele
Australian infantry small box respirators Ypres 1917.jpg
Australian soldiers wearing gas masks
DateSeptember 26 – 27, 1917
Polygon Wood, Flanders
Result Allied victory
 United Kingdom
Australia Australia
 German Empire
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Herbert Plumer German Empire Erich Ludendorff
7 British divisions
2 Australian divisions[1]
Casualties and losses
Australia: 5,770[1] Unknown, but many.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Bean p. 794


  • Bean, Charles (1941). The AIF in France:1917, The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918. Vol. 4. pp. 794–795.

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