A SHORT remembrance in Launceston on Monday will commemorate 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele.

The battle was fought between the Allies and the German empire and was a very costly battle in 1917. For the sake of a few kilometres, the British had lost 310,000 men and the Germans 260,000.

It is remembered as one of the harshest battles of the war, with heavy rain contributing to the Allies gaining only five miles of ground in three months, and was afterwards referred to as the Battle of Mud.

The remembrance will take place at the Launceston War Memorial in the town square on Monday, July 31 at 11am.