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Solferino Farm, Brielan September 1917


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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

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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.


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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

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