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The Bean


kelly
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Hello to everyone,

Planning a trip to the Ypres Salient next year basing the itinerary on movements of all the Lincolnshire battalions.

Particular interest will be The Bluff in 1916 and understand they fought at somewhere called The Bean which I assume to be in The Bluff sector around March time.

I have two requests, the first being does any one know of its location and send me a plan, the second is I see men of Lincolnshire buried in Spoilbank Cemetery with a few list as died in May. Inclination tells me March and May are two months apart, can anyone explain the time difference and know of the whereabouts of anywhere else Lincolnshire men where interned.

Regards

Garry

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In terms of finding other burials, you can do this on the CWGC website. Set the search facility for the time period you're interested in and the regiment, then download the results as a spreadsheet.

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'The Bean' was the German salient opposite 'Trench 31' as illustrated on this February 1916 trench map...

Dave

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...and is named as such on this map from the British Official History....

Dave

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You're quite welcome, Garry, don't mention it. :whistle:

Oh, sorry! My mistake... you didn't! :(

Dave

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