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Remembered Today:

Chateau near Beuvry


FrancesH
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2nd Lt Tom Wilmot and other 2nd/Worcestershires officers used this chateau as their billet in July 1915. This photograph shows it 'after the German assault in December 1914' so it must have been even more ruinous six months later. However, Tom described it as 'a fine place' and sent this postcard home, with the name carefully crossed out, to his mother. Does anyone recognise it? The War Diary says they were billetted at Beuvry. post-102216-0-43276500-1422872292_thumb.

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Thank you! I knew that someone would know straight off (and of course, you probably recognise 95% of Western Front photographs, Chris ...)

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Dear Miche

Many thanks indeed for this picture! Poor Mr Wattebled -- how sad to have his, um, dramatic new modern building so rapidly destroyed. I hadn't realised what a new building it was. It's always fascinating to see photographs from the Western Front before the war got there, and a very important reminder of the people who lived there.

Thank you again

Frances

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just my pleasure Frances !

Cordialement

Michel

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