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War maps showing Derry Huts / Derry Farm ?


Gerry1916
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The war diary for 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusileers shows the following (has anyone got any idea where I could find maps etc of where these places are/were ?

01/04/17

6 Ors joined battalion

04/04/17

Btn moved from CALOMBY to ARCOUER (stayed there overnight)

05/04/17

Marched to HAZEBROUCK (stayed there overnight)

06/04/17

March continues to brigade reserve (trench ??) at Derry Huts

Btn supplied working parties in the trenches

14th Irish Rifles to the right

08/04/17

85 Ors joined btn

13/04/17

In the trenches

Btn HQ at NEWPORT DUGOUTS

3Ors killed in action

15/04/09

Enemy quiet

19/04/17

1 OR KIA and 1 wounded

In the field

Into reserve at Derry Huts

20/04/17 – 22/04/17

Enemy artillery very active (shelling around Derry Huts and New Station)

Derry Huts men moved into bivowacks campment and Btn moved into tents and farmhouse at N26C10.40 and 2 companies in huts at Derry farm

21/04/17

Lieut T. O. Kavanagh rejoined Btn

23/04/17

1 OR KIA (This was my uncle William Meenagh) :poppy:

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Hi Gerry. You will find the place names, on google earth, not so sure about Derry Fm/Huts. There is a Derry House Cemetery.

Someone might have the relevant trench map. Good luck.

Cheers Mike.

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Hi Gerry. You will find the place names, on google earth, not so sure about Derry Fm/Huts. There is a Derry House Cemetery.

Someone might have the relevant trench map. Good luck.

Cheers Mike.

Derry huts was near to Locre which, if you do look on Google Maps, is now called Loker.

Perhaps it was just a nickname?

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Derry Huts = Behind the line billets used by 36th Div prior to Messines attack. Locre is also where Willie Redmond is buried.

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