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ZIL

I am currently researching for an Australian friend a soldier from No 3 Section 6 Field Company Engineers 2nd Div. AIF.

He wrote a comprehensive diary and I quote

24/9/1916

LEFT YPRES AT 2.30PM .TOOK 15 INFANTRY TO REDAN..AM PUT IN CHARGE OF REDAN TUNNELS.12 SAPPERS & 44 INFANTRY WORKING 3 SHIFTS.LIVE IN TUNNELS. PUTTING IN DUGOUTS TO SLEEP IN.

25/9/1916

WORKING IN TUNNELS.WENT TO CANADIAN MINES IN CRAB CRAWL.THEY HAVE SOME DEEP TUNNELS,MINES ETC.

 

Crab Crawl has been subject of previous posts but I have been unable to locate REDAN TUNNELS....apart from an area Grand Redan outside Nieuport.

Is this the area of the Redan Tunnels or are they part of the Tor Top Tunnels System.

Once again any information would be really appreciated.

Thanks

Zil

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HarryBrook
ZIL

Thank you..it certainly does help.

regards Zil

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ZIL

Thanks again HarryBrook....can you assist further with the locations of Sally Post also Davidson Street.I have searched but with negative results.

regards,

zil

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HarryBrook

Sorry ZIL, I have been looking too but cannot find the places on any maps so far. 

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ZIL

Thanks so much...I am beginning to wonder if the Redan refers to the one at Nieuport.Its not impossible for this soldier to travel up to Crab Crawl.

Will keep looking.

Zil

 

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EDWARD1

Davison/Davidson Street 28NW4&NE3 I24d,30b Zillebeke

Sally Port 28NW4 I8d 1.2 Ypres (note port not post)

Crab Crawl 28NW4 & NE3 I24d 7.5

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ZIL

That’s superb,

Thanks for all the trouble...will look up as you indicate.

regards,

zil

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HarryBrook

There is a map on page 85 of the Battleground Europe series book Hill 60 Ypres, by Nigel Cave, which shows St. Peter's St. and Davidson St. adjacent to Hedge Street, which is east of Observatory Ridge. The trench map sheets, and squares and the modern day co-ordinates for Hedge St. are shown below. I cannot see Redan Tunnels in the book.

 

Map 28NW4 square I30

50° 49.841’ North   2°56.758’ East

 

Map 28NW5

50°49.876’ North   2°56.785’ East

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ZIL

Thanks once again

I’ll get everything together and forward to friend in Australia.She will be amazed.

Thanks everyone for all the work...really appreciated.

zil

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ZIL

THE REDAN IS BELOW SIGNALERS 4348EA64-726D-43A3-A0DD-81B114DEA729.jpeg.497278e4babec241e219a89077ceddbf.jpeg DUGOUT ON THE MAP + SOME OF THE OTHER TRENCHES.MAP FROM THE WAR DIARY OF THE UNIT NAMED.

THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYONES HELP.

ZIL4348EA64-726D-43A3-A0DD-81B114DEA729.jpeg.497278e4babec241e219a89077ceddbf.jpeg

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