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Muck Trench, Leave Avenue and the Triangle


Trebrys

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The 1st RWF moved up from Bertrancourt in early January 1917 to relieve the 2nd Gordons before an attack on places called Muck Trench, the Triangle and Leave Avenue near Munich Trench just to the south of Serre.

Would anyone know of the exact location of the three named trenches near Munich Trench? I have looked in several books but seem to draw a blank each time. There was a Hardwick Trench nearby too, and a Station Road!

Many thanks for any suggestions as to where they were exactly.

Happy New Year to all!

Trebrys.

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Trebrys,

I'm not sure about the Triangle (or Hardwick Trench or Station Road), but the overlay below shows both Muck Trench (at the pin) and Leave Avenue (keep looking left along Muck Trench). The original image is from a British map dated Oct 1916, so it should be fairly accurate. I appreciate it's not a perfect match, but it's late!

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Hope this helps,

Damien

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Station Road runs from Beaucourt Station (Gare) to Beaumont Hamel. It is to the left of the pin on the above map and is in a valley with a very steep right bank as you look at the above image.

TT

Station Road runs from Beaucourt Station (Gare) to Beaumont Hamel. It is to the left of the pin on the above map and is in a valley with a very steep right bank as you look at the above image.

TT

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On the above Beaucourt Station is just off the map lower right corner.

TT

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From "Linesman"

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regards

Tom

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So presumably Hardwick Trench was constructed between Oct 1916 (first map) and Jan 1917 (when the OP refers to it)?

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Once again, the kindness of individuals never ceases to amaze me. Many thanks to BelgianExile, trenchtrotter and towisuk for their renewed and thorough input!

I will type out the record of the proceedings of the 1st RWF's involvement in the area from the War Diary in January 1917 later on.

Diolch yn fawr / Thank you very much!

Trebrys

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Just spent two hours typing out the transcript....failed to save it...deleted!! Aargh!!

Will try again later!!!

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