Fattyowls Posted 21 October , 2013 Share Posted 21 October , 2013 In the second edition of the Wipers Times published on Saturday 26th February 1916 the regular column "People We Take Our Hats Off To" contains one entry; 9th Royal Sussex. In this they are in good company; in the following edition it was hats off to the French at Verdun. Now it might be that the editors just liked the cut of the 9th's jib but I suspect that it more to do with the action of the 14th February when Lt. McNair won his VC. I've been trying to find details of the action and it's location; I've seen Paul Reed's posting on McNair and have an arial photograph of the area taken in summer 1918 which is pockmarked with craters. Can anyone point me to the location and any more detail? Equally if anyone has the movements of the 12th Sherwood Foresters I would be very interested as I was wondering if they were involved in the aftermath of the action or just heard by word of mouth.Incidentally the companion section "Things we'd like to know" was 1. Who discovered the Salient? 2. Why? I think there was also something about Christmas trees which we may never be able to explain.Apologies if, as Fred Roberts and Jack Pearson might have said I am talking like a complete toper. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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