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Neill Gilhooley

Scottish monument to be restored

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Neill Gilhooley

Morning,

I have this from a correspondent in France ('Tanker' on forum.pages14-18.com), that may be of interest.

The monument for 34th Division, notably the taking of Beugneux Hill by 8th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders on 31 July / 1 August 1918, at Cramoiselle is to be restored.

https://forum.pages14-18.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=34217&start=10 

The French forum and GWF could learn a lot from each other with sufficient liaison, though I lack the language. Perhaps there are even some centenary parallels to draw...

Monument de Cramoiselle.jpg

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Neill Gilhooley

Further... I understand the land is up for sale and there is no money for relocation, and also a question as to whether there is a grave beneath.

Photo from Serge Hoyet, from Soissonnais 14-18.

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Neill Gilhooley

And more gen: The Stone is now in Coucy-le-Château for its restoration, Eric Nève (tailleur de pierre) is in charge of this restoration.

 

thumbnail_Cramoiselle - Plaque du monument (01a).jpg

http://soissonnais14-18.net/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=2435&mnu_modecol=W 

Edited by Neill Gilhooley

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Steven Broomfield

Well even if no-one else says anything, I found that interesting!

 

Thanks for sharing

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Neill Gilhooley

Now then, you are far too busy to be wondering where Cramoiselle is. Can you update your location to exclude the dreaded railway?

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Steven Broomfield

Good thinking.

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Neill Gilhooley

More news...

http://www.soissonnais14-18.net/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=2435&mnu_modecol=W

 

"The owner of the hill, don't want used sand of the hill, before a very long time.

It's good for the monument.

There are really some unknown soldiers, under the tombstone."

 

(Even rereading myself, my last post from 2 Oct seems rather rude - not intended!)

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r.m.willis

Does anyone know whether this stone has any special significance?

If i remember rightly it had the number 19 engraved on it.

 

Is it just a milepost?

It is located at the furthest point of the advance by 34th Division on 1st August 1918.

Beugneux Ridge stone..png

Beugneux Ridge stone - 19th.png

Edited by r.m.willis

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