Howard Steggall

During the Third Battle of Ypres, my first cousin, twice removed was killed. Howard would have been 22 on December 4th. He was in the 157th Canadian Expeditionary Force Battalion (Simcoe Foresters stationed out of Camp Borden, Ontario).

The battle took place on the Western Front, from July to November 1917, for control of the ridges south and east of the Belgian city of Ypres in West Flanders, as part of a strategy decided by the Allies at conferences in November 1916 and May 1917.