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Visener Graben & Zwolfer Weg, Vimy


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I am researching Pte. William Johnstone Milne, VC, 16th Battn., Canadian Infantry.  Some members of his family are going to Vimy at the end of November and I am hoping to be able to show them where he won his VC - he was killed in the action.

 

The closest I can get from various sources is that his Company were held up by MG fire from Visener Graben and Zwolfer Weg, close to the main Arras/Lens road and it is in the process of silencing two machine-guns there that he won his VC and was killed.  Try as I might I cannot find the location of these two German positions.  Is there anyone who can help?  I have the N&MP CD Rom so I can work out trench co-ordinates if necessary.

 

Many thanks

Bob

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Thanks John.  I found the relevant pages.  The extra information I found was that the Zwolfer Weg was beyond the Arras-Lens road but there is no clue as to its precise location and no maps.

 

Bob

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No map? Did you read the post by rlaughton (2:23pm), including the detailed description of what happened?

 

Roel

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Hello Roel - i read your post with great surprise.  I have had no postings from rlaughton and I do not know what I need to do to raise it.  Do you have any experience of this?

 

Bob

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Bob,

 

I think Roel was referring to the CEF Reearch thread, linked by John in post #2 above.

 

It is about three quarters of the way down and contains this annotated map.

 

Phil

 

 

Path of Private Milne V.C..jpg

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Message for John - my sincere apologies for missing your link.  It has satisfied all my queries

 

Many thanks

Bob

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On 1-10-2016 at 13:01, Phil Evans said:

I think Roel was referring to the CEF Reearch thread, linked by John in post #2 above.

 

 

 

Thanks, Phil!

 

Roel

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