The plaque indicates the birthplace of the sergeant who fell in the Fourth Battle of Ypres (Battle of Lys), an attack by German forces with the aim of capturing the city of Ypres in northern Belgium, against British and French forces. A battle in which both sides suffered heavy losses.
The house was photographed on the same day by the same photographer Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
HERE BORN ON MARCH 14, 1895
GLORIOUSLY KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF LYS ON APRIL 9, 1918