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"Daylight Corner" - Where's that?


John_Hartley
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Trying to ID the location of Daylight Corner. Anyone help, please?

I know it to be somewhere near Wulverghem, as 6th Cheshires war diary, notes that they attacked a small salient into the British lines north east of Wulverghem.

It would be brill if your help not only told me where Daylight Corner was, but also identified the small salient on a trench map.

TIA

John

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John

Daylight Corner is said to be at T4.a.8.7 which I have marked on this 18/7/18 Trench Map - after the German advance. The front line is off the map to the West.

Roger

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But the map reference is to the North WEST of Wulvergham

Roger

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My thanks for responses so far. Appreciated.

The Cheshires' diary has them going into support positions "near" Daylight Corner on 15/9/18. Next day, they relieve 2/23rd Londons and 7th RIR in the line - I'll check to see if their diaries give any more specific info. The German salient NE of Wulverghem seems to be about 400 yards away from their start position.

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Small German salient NE of Wulverghem? .... (Trench map dated 19th Sept.1918)...

Dave

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Good shout Dave.

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1:5,000 extract showing 'Daylight Corner' and defensive lines immediately to the east.....

Dave

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On the modern map, I think that makes Daylight Corner being at Hooghof (the junction of the Kemmel, Wulverghem & Nieukerke roads.

And I reckon Dave nails the area being attacked.

My thanks all round - that's the first one of several locations sorted. I may be back in due course.

John

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So pleased my post (#3) was of use :glare:

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So pleased my post (#3) was of use :glare:

Bloody hell, missed that. Should have clicked on the link!

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..., missed that. Should have clicked on the link!

So did I ... but I knew where it was anyway! :P

Dave

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I just Googled for it.

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So pleased my post (#3) was of use :glare:

Isnt there a phrase about sarcasm and wit?

No doubt, you'd overlooked my response at post #9.

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I do!!!


Isnt there a phrase about sarcasm and wit?

No doubt, you'd overlooked my response at post #9.

Yes.

And yes.

:hypocrite:

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Yeah, I'm with MIke on the let-off.

So, a specific thanks for being first there with the ID. And it was a very useful link - I have a particular interest in 17/Manchester (see my signature)

regards

John

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A clearer (less cluttered) view of what would become the reserve/support positions near Daylight Corner...

Dave

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We'll let you off on this occasion, seeing as you have a sense of humour. :thumbsup:

Mike

Yeah, I'm with MIke on the let-off.

So, a specific thanks for being first there with the ID. And it was a very useful link - I have a particular interest in 17/Manchester (see my signature)

regards

John

I am more of a stirrer than a grumpy type :)

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