Well,as I'm going to be off the internet for a week......YES! :D
And the last few maps from the National Archives.
I should be back in the area in a few weeks to check out another trench and a new blockhouse...
Various maps of the area frm the 1st KEH War Diary for April 1918 from the NAtional Archives.
Looking across more trench remains towards Locon (I think), lookingback down to the crossroads and another view towards Fosse.
Towards La Couture with the remains of a trench just visible in the field
Here's some photos of the "Les 8 Maisons" referred to in the war diary. First the crossroads (looking towards Fosse in the background)
And the last few
I found them :D
The first batch
I'll add to Annie's welcome :)
As Annie said, it is never too late too join in!
The full transcript of the War Diary for 1st...
Is it possible to get him officially "in from the cold" given the state he left the army in?
From my brother in Brisbane
I wonder if any were at Fromelles? It was mostly OBLI, Glosters and Warks men there.
From today's Independant
A treasure trove of First World War photographs was discovered recently in France. Published here for the first time,...
From the 1901 England census
183 Osmaston Road, Derby (St Andrew's Parish)
Isaac Brentnall, head, m, 44, Primitive Methodist miister, b Derby...
His father Samuel Harry sailed to Quebec on 22 April 1915
His entry on the embarkation roll and a brief summary of the 26th Battallion.
And the war diaries for...
Well let's start at the beginning (are you sitting comfortably :D:D:D)
This is a summary of his service record
Gilbert Harry joined the 26th...
I'll go for Hannibal of Carthage. He nearly brought down the Roman Empire before it became much of an empire.
The Battle of Cannae is still taught...
Well Phil, us Australians are well known for being shy and retiringtypes :D
I still love the comment from the Light Horseman after the cavalry...
Le Touret.....truly one of the most beautiful memorials I've seen.
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