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Hi, I'm visiting the Hohenzollern Redoubt on Friday and was wondering if anyone had been recently that could let me know if  the site is easily accessable? Was hoping to walk from the rough area of the British trenches to the Redoubt itself. 

 

Thanks!

Ryan 

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The redoubt is indeed accessible. I parked in a small farmyard on the edge of the village of Auchy-les-Mines on “Chemin du Mont d’Auchy” by the 46th Division Memorial, after a quick chat with the farmer to seek permission. This is on the German side, however I walked up through the redoubt and then back up from the former British lines. Hope you have a great tour. 

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Brilliant. Thanks for the reply mate. Is the Farmer easy enough to find to seek permission?

Thanks

Ryan 

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There’s a ”barky” dog in the yard and chap came over when I was last there a year ago. You will find a spot though if not the farmyard. 

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Thanks for the info mate, Much appreciated! Hoping to retrace the steps of the 4th Leicesters in October 1915 and have all the trench maps ect ready so good to know ill be able to do that... 

 

 

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I usually park at Quarry Cemetery and walk into the area from the British side.

 

I have attached a couple of trench map/modern map overlays that may be of interest.

Overlay-13Oct(2).jpg

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Those are definately of interest. Thank you Ken. I did something similar myself but yours are in a lot better detail. Much appreciated. 

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I normally park at Quarry cemetery too. 

Michelle 

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Just found this old thread.

Ken I have an interest in Hohenzollern and the 13 October 1915. My grandfather was Medical officer with the 7th E.S.R, his diary covers the 13/14th fighting on the Hohenzollern redoubt. I was wondering if you could show me their position on the overlay maps you have supplied above. They lost heavily on the 13th, some 90 dead and 160 wounded taking gun trench.

thanks 

Dave

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23 hours ago, RegHannay said:

Just found this old thread.

Ken I have an interest in Hohenzollern and the 13 October 1915. My grandfather was Medical officer with the 7th E.S.R, his diary covers the 13/14th fighting on the Hohenzollern redoubt. I was wondering if you could show me their position on the overlay maps you have supplied above. They lost heavily on the 13th, some 90 dead and 160 wounded taking gun trench.

thanks 

Dave

 

Have you got any of the details from the War Diary?

 

Let me know wht you already have and I will check my files.

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12 hours ago, Ken Lees said:

 

Have you got any of the details from the War Diary?

 

Let me know wht you already have and I will check my files.

Hello Ken, I have previously loaded my grandfathers diary entries for the 13th - 19th onto my GWF blog "Only With Honour". I also have the 7th battalion war diary.  which basically tells me the attack was made by the 46th 12th (7th ESR) 1st divisions. 46th were to take Hohenzollern Redoubt and Fosse8. the 12th the Quarries to gun trench and gun trench and the 1st to take the line of Lens - La Bassee road. The result the 46th took part of Redoubt but could go no further. The 12th took Hohenzollern - Windy corner of the Quarry, failed to take trench from Quarries to gun trench. The East Surrey's took and held gun trench to gun trench. The 1st took line of road but were shelled out of the northern portion in front of Hulluch.. I am not a researcher by any stretch of the imagination and wondered if you would have the knowledge on where the trenches were  on your map that the 7th took.

Thanks

Dave

 

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45 minutes ago, RegHannay said:

Hello Ken, I have previously loaded my grandfathers diary entries for the 13th - 19th onto my GWF blog "Only With Honour". I also have the 7th battalion war diary.  which basically tells me the attack was made by the 46th 12th (7th ESR) 1st divisions. 46th were to take Hohenzollern Redoubt and Fosse8. the 12th the Quarries to gun trench and gun trench and the 1st to take the line of Lens - La Bassee road. The result the 46th took part of Redoubt but could go no further. The 12th took Hohenzollern - Windy corner of the Quarry, failed to take trench from Quarries to gun trench. The East Surrey's took and held gun trench to gun trench. The 1st took line of road but were shelled out of the northern portion in front of Hulluch.. I am not a researcher by any stretch of the imagination and wondered if you would have the knowledge on where the trenches were  on your map that the 7th took.

Thanks

Dave

 

 

The area you are looking at is south of the maps I posted. If you send me a private message with your e-mail address I will send you some maps which show Gun Trench.

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On 05/11/2018 at 20:51, ryandunny said:

Hoping to retrace the steps of the 4th Leicesters in October 1915

 

On 30/06/2020 at 23:12, RegHannay said:

I have an interest in Hohenzollern and the 13 October 1915. My grandfather was Medical officer with the 7th E.S.R, his diary covers the 13/14th fighting on the Hohenzollern redoubt.

 

Ryandunny, if you are still following this I hope that the visit to the Hohenzollern Redoubt in November 1918 was successful - seems an age ago since we were able seriously to contemplate visiting the battlefields.

My reason for posting is that I am currently reading George Coppard's With a Machine Gun to Cambrai (recommended in several threads on this site), and have just read his description of being in the Hohenzollern Redoubt, pages 32 to 42 of the 1976 edition of his book (Chapters 10 and 11).

You and RegHannay are probably both aware of his account, but, if not, I think that you will both find it interesting, as he was there for 18 days from 1 to 18 October 1915 with the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, 6th Battalion.

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1 hour ago, A Lancashire Fusilier by Proxy said:

 

 

Ryandunny, if you are still following this I hope that the visit to the Hohenzollern Redoubt in November 1918 was successful - seems an age ago since we were able seriously to contemplate visiting the battlefields.

My reason for posting is that I am currently reading George Coppard's With a Machine Gun to Cambrai (recommended in several threads on this site), and have just read his description of being in the Hohenzollern Redoubt, pages 32 to 42 of the 1976 edition of his book (Chapters 10 and 11).

You and RegHannay are probably both aware of his account, but, if not, I think that you will both find it interesting, as he was there for 18 days from 1 to 18 October 1915 with the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, 6th Battalion.

ALFbP, just ordered a copy, thanks

Dave

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On 02/07/2020 at 11:18, RegHannay said:

Hello Ken, I have previously loaded my grandfathers diary entries for the 13th - 19th onto my GWF blog "Only With Honour". I also have the 7th battalion war diary.  which basically tells me the attack was made by the 46th 12th (7th ESR) 1st divisions. 46th were to take Hohenzollern Redoubt and Fosse8. the 12th the Quarries to gun trench and gun trench and the 1st to take the line of Lens - La Bassee road. The result the 46th took part of Redoubt but could go no further. The 12th took Hohenzollern - Windy corner of the Quarry, failed to take trench from Quarries to gun trench. The East Surrey's took and held gun trench to gun trench. The 1st took line of road but were shelled out of the northern portion in front of Hulluch.. I am not a researcher by any stretch of the imagination and wondered if you would have the knowledge on where the trenches were  on your map that the 7th took.

Thanks

Dave

 

Hi Reg

I am currently studying the action of 46th Div at Hohenzollern and have searched for the blog as would be interested in your Grandfathers diary entries.  Ive been unable to locate them however.  Can you point me in the right direction or do you have E copies available at all?

Many thanks

 

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Cérémonie le 13 octobre 2021

parking near the "monument 46 division" or quarry cemetery

more photo facebook " alexandre villedieu"

www.loos1915.fr

gilles Président de Loos sur les traces de la grande guerre

 

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21 hours ago, Rugbyrelic said:

Hi Reg

I am currently studying the action of 46th Div at Hohenzollern and have searched for the blog as would be interested in your Grandfathers diary entries.  Ive been unable to locate them however.  Can you point me in the right direction or do you have E copies available at all?

Many thanks

 

It would appear that @RegHannay has deleted his blog posts. Maybe he’s found a publisher? 

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1 hour ago, Michelle Young said:

It would appear that @RegHannay has deleted his blog posts. Maybe he’s found a publisher? 

Would appear so.  Hopefully he will be able to respond at some point.  thank you Michelle

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