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Battle of Festubert 1915


mick1234
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Hello all,

I am presently studying the Battle of Festubert may 15th-25th 1915 and looking at the various Corp, Division, Battalion War Diaries, I note there are reference points mentioned in the form of a letter and a number e.g P12, Q10, M5 etc,To further my research on this subject I was wondering if any Pal has a copy of the Map that these reference points are included in, or could advise on how I could get one. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate an image in high resolution. Hope I am not asking for too much but this forum has come up trumps before.Thankyou,

regards

Mick. :ph34r:

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Mick - this is the best I have. Others may have a better scan for you. At least this is a start.

If you want to PM me, I'll email you a high res scan if you require.

Good luck,

Jeremy

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Thanks JB,

was wondering has anyone something similar a bit more north showing the 4 Guards Brigade involvement at Fme Cour D,avoue showing the reference points.There is a small piece showing on posted map. Thanks

Mick :ph34r::rolleyes:

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Mick,

This is not quite what you want but are extracts from the War Diary of the 8th Royal Scots relating to the 4th Guards Brigade.

15th May-(22nd) Brigade occupied a section of trenches astride the Rue Cailloux.The 8th Royal Scots being in the reserve trenches.

16th May-On the attack becoming general the Battalion was moved up in the early afternoon to the front line and held a roughly constructed line of trench between the 1st S. Staffords on the right and the 4th Guards Brigade on the left.

17th May-The Battalion was ordered to hold on to the ground occupied.

18th May-The Battalion was ordered to remain in its present position and to co-operate with the attack of the 4th Guards Brigade on our left front.-----.At 4.45 pm. covered by heavy artillery fire the 4th Guards Brigade advanced across our left front,while at 5.15 pm. the Canadians attacked through our lines and carried the advance to the cross roads at La Quinque Rue.This night the Brigade was relieved.

George

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Thanks George,

I have the War Diaries for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and will look up any reference to the 8th Royal Scots and let you know the outcome, cheers,

Mick. :ph34r:

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Hi

I've a map dating from July 1915 and covering the area of Ferme Cour d'Avoué. There are trench junctions numbered but only with a number, there are no letters. Would it be of any use? I can scan it and send it to you

Regards

Martin

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Hi

I've a map dating from July 1915 and covering the area of Ferme Cour d'Avoué. There are trench junctions numbered but only with a number, there are no letters. Would it be of any use? I can scan it and send it to you

Regards

Martin

Martin,

That sounds interesting, If you dont mind going to the trouble I would appreciate it

regards and thanks,

Mick

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