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Bennett

Trench Map with Trench names July 1916

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Bennett

 I have been looking much through my usual sources to discover trench names for the assembly and jumping off points for the 1st Somerset L.I and 1st Rifle Brigade for 0730 July 1st with little success. I have found all the topo & trench locations but have been unsuccessful in locating trench names, especially Valande, 6th Street and Roman Road. 

    Can anyone please assist? Many thanks

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Bennett

addendum from OP. Spelling correction. It is Vallade Trench and these names would be found somewhere I believe within 57D, NE & SE  Thanks

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HarryBrook

This old topic gives the location of Vallade Trench

 

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Bennett

Thank you Harry. I missed that one in old posts

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mervyn t

Hello, I wonder if you found the answer to your query on the Trench names' locations.

I am tracing my grandfathers movements, 1st Somerset Light Infantry who was involved there and would appreciate any help on locations of the trenches,

 

I see that some of the objectives of the second line, 1st Hants, 1st Somersets and 6th Royal Warwicks  was to advance and capture the first objective of the Division P6C93 - Q6C99 - K36C35 - and K3a82. Would anyone know those positions?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Merv,

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towisuk
On 31/08/2016 at 08:17, HarryBrook said:

This old topic gives the location of Vallade Trench

 

Have a look around square 33 & 34 (bottom centre) in this map it may help you locate your trenches.....

 

http://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/islandora/object/macrepo%3A4063/-/collection

 

regards

Tom

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towisuk
On 24/01/2017 at 13:07, mervyn t said:

Hello, I wonder if you found the answer to your query on the Trench names' locations.

I am tracing my grandfathers movements, 1st Somerset Light Infantry who was involved there and would appreciate any help on locations of the trenches,

 

I see that some of the objectives of the second line, 1st Hants, 1st Somersets and 6th Royal Warwicks  was to advance and capture the first objective of the Division P6C93 - Q6C99 - K36C35 - and K3a82. Would anyone know those positions?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Merv,

 

And re: your trenches Merv, you will find Q6C & P6C along the top of this map......

 

http://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/islandora/object/macrepo%3A70697/-/collection

 

For instance this is the square with your map reference P6C93 (see attached)......Q6C99 is further along the map to the right..

 

And this will teach you how to pinpoint the locations using the last two numbers 93 & 99........

 

http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/the-great-war/great-war-mapping/mapping-the-front-great-war-maps-dvd/great-war-map-lists/855-read-a-trenchmap.html#sthash.4GWt22Mh.dpbs

 

regards

Tom

 

P6C.JPG

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towisuk

And an excellent source of maps in case you haven't come across it before is The National Library of Scotland WW1 map archive....here's one you are interested in...

 

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=14&lat=50.0777&lon=2.6410&layers=101465248&b=1

 

play with the overlay (blue dot in the panel on the left) and enjoy....

Tom

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