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NEFERTITI

I  need  some  assistance,  I  need  the  Trench  Map  for  the  areas  around  Dickebush,  Locre  and  Kemmel  from  around  January  1915  to   May  1915.  I  need  to  know  which  Sheet  No.  that  I  want.  I  have  tried  to  look  on  the  internet  but  could  not  find  anything.  Can  someone  assist  me.

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Keith Brannen

Use the search function here:

http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/ww1/ndx5to40.htm

to get the Map Sheet number and square grid, and then click on the map below it to see what maps are available.

NOTE: it is Dickebusch.

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Howard

From that date range and area do not expect too much. Your best finds are likely to be hand drawn and found in war diaries and battalion histories rather than trench map collections. All the maps I have for the Kemmel area are 1917 and later.

 

Kemmel is on 1:20,000 sheets, 28SW

 

Howard

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MBrockway

You'll be lucky to find complete trench maps showing all trenches of both belligerents this early in the War.  Here's the best I could find.  Click the links to get the originals on Ancestry.  None of these are available on any of the standard trench map websites. ...

 

VOORMEZEELE 1:10,000 (Dickebusch-St Eloi) - 27th Div Jan 1915

Front line positions shown.  2nd Line shown as outline. German trenches shown.

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Source: war diary on Ancestry here (Account required)

 

Sketch map of 27th Division Sector (Left of BEF Line - French Army to N, British 3rd Div to S) - Jan 1915 onwards

Covers Dickebusch, Locre, Kemmel, but not completely to scale.

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Source: war diary on Ancestry here (Account required)

 

KEMMEL WYTSCHAETE 1:10,000 - 3rd Div, Jan 1915

Some positions shown,but not general trench front lines.

This is the next map southwards of the map above, with which it overlaps slightly - VIERSTRAAT appears in both.

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Source: war diary on Ancestry here (Account required)

 

HTH

Mark

 

 

 

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NEFERTITI

Hi  Mark,  Thank  you  for  the  maps,  they are just what  I  wanted.  Many  thanks for taking the time and trouble in assisting me. I  can now trace my uncles movements with his regiment up to his death at Thiepval Spur  on the 3rd July 1916.  I owe you one.  Many Thanks again

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