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Richard Ashworth

Location of 12th Battallion(service) Manchester Regt on 8th-16th September 1917

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Richard Ashworth

Near Fampoux, My grandfather Sam Ashworth

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jonbem

 

Hi Richard, welcome to the forum

the war diary for the 12 Btn Manchesters is on the National Archives HERE for a download fee

Reference: WO 95/2012/2
Description:

12 Battalion Manchester Regiment

Date: 1915 July - 1919 Mar.
Held by: The National Archives, Kew

 

If you have Ancestry access the September 1917 starts HERE

Area: Gavrelle Switch, left of Greenland Hill

regards

Jon

 

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John_Hartley

The battalion history records that, on the 8th, they occupied Conrad & Collin trenches south of Gavrelles.  That day they carried out a partly successful raid on the enemy , taking three prisoners but losing 4 killed, 5 missing and 20 wounded.

 

A second successful raid was undertaken on the night of 16/17th where 2 machine guns were captured, 4 priosner staken and severla dugouts and saps blown in. Six killed, 27 wounded.

 

There will obviously be more detail and detail on the other days in the war diary which is available on Ancestry and for download from the National Archives website.

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jonbem
4 minutes ago, jonbem said:

Area: Gavrelle Switch, left of Greenland Hill

 

Place Map Sheet # Map Squares
Greenland Hill 51bNW4 I8

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NickyD
On 6 July 2017 at 16:14, jonbem said:

 

Place Map Sheet # Map Squares
Greenland Hill 51bNW4 I8

 

On 6 July 2017 at 16:14, jonbem said:

 

Place Map Sheet # Map Squares
Greenland Hill 51bNW4 I8

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