Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Solferino Farm, Brielan September 1917


Hooge
 Share

Recommended Posts

I wonder whether any of you may be able to help a newbie. I am trying ascertain what was going on around Solferino Far, Brielan on 24th September 1917. I believe that the farm was a dressing station, that a railway was bringing shells from behind Ypres to a variety of 18 pounder and larger guns situated around the farm area which were supporting third Ypres. A relative was killed here on the 24th October 1917 and I am trying to ascertain what he was doing there. He was with a Labour Coy and was ex Kings Liverpool Rgt. I am wondering whether any other units in the area may have recorded casualties, shelling etc on that day and in that area?

Thanks. Tobin

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tobin

There are no records specifically for 72 Labour Company on 24 October 1917.

At the time the Company was being used on road maintenance, loading/unloading ammo, rail, drainage and ditching and with 10 men at a Casualty Clearing Station.

Ivor

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was actually there on 24th October (last week).

Tobin - you have 24th Sept and 24th October.

Preparations were being made for 2nd Passchendaele on 24 Oct and the German's heavily shelled rear areas.

Steve M

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...