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Ulster Tower Crater


Joseph Kerr1
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Just as you go into Thiepval Wood beside the Ulster Tower there is a big mine crater. I have been told this is from july 1st 1916 but I cant find any other reference to it. Does anybody know anything aboiut it?

J.

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I am not aware of any mine craters in Thiepval Wood. This was the British front line with saps leading out to where the road outside the Ulster Tower is now. A lot of shell holes are in that wood.

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I don't think its a mine crater, from what I recall it is a large shell crater from the German Spring Offensive in 1918.

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I don't think its a mine crater, from what I recall it is a large shell crater from the German Spring Offensive in 1918.

Is that info from the Ulster tower tour?

Thought it was in the wrong place to be July 1916!

J.

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Hi,

Teddy pointed this crater out to me on a recent tour of the woods (2014) and said it was a shell hole from later in the War.

Ray

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Is that info from the Ulster tower tour?

Thought it was in the wrong place to be July 1916!

J.

No, a while before Teddy and Phoebe, an old friend called Derek Heaney I think.
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