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Seany
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here is a part of a war diary for 293 SB RGA dated 6th October 1917.

I can read all but the last few words ' continued work on new position ...........................'

Obviously don't worry about the signature.

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I see: "Commenced work on new position about 18m yds to"

This doesn't make sense - I think the "m" must be another number.

Edit: (having blown it up a bit) Make that "1600 yds to"

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David well done, looking at the whole sentence I see it now as '1600 yards to left flank'

thank you.

ps - the next page of the diary is so badly written and faded with age that there may be more queries :thumbsup:

I see: "Commenced work on new position about 18m yds to"

This doesn't make sense - I think the "m" must be another number.

Edit: (having blown it up a bit) Make that "1600 yds to"

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Could it be "1600 yds to S"? (south)

Ron

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Hi Ron, thanks, but 1600 yards to south left flank sounds a bit ponderous, not improbable given short hand nature of some diary entries, however the next two words not on the scan are quite clear as 'left flank' so I think David probably has it correct - :thumbsup:

Could it be "1600 yds to S"? (south)

Ron

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