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wulsten

Aubers ridge area trench map reference

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wulsten

Looking at 2 rifle brigade war diary states took over the line at 826-827-828  and further on 24th May 1915 took over "D" lines from East lancs, does anyone have map or link that could identify where the trench area were

 

Any help appreciated 

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Howard

I had a look but did not find anything, sorry.

Howard

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stiletto_33853

Screen Shot 2019-05-19 at 20.28.21.png

Hope these help a little. 

 

Andy

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MaxD

To go with Andy's post, the HQ  8 Div war diary has a detailed description of the Aubers ridge area with a long series of map features in sections which are given numbers and described.  826 is the Estaminet aux Boers for example. 

 

The 25 Brigade diary also has sketch maps which show lines A B and C - didn't have time to look any closer I'm afraid for D Line.. Always worth also looking at the other unti mentioned in a tale over of trenches.

 

Max

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MaxD

The area covered by Andy's 10 000 map is on 36 SW where feature 826 is at N 16 a 0.5 9.0.  Later map here (ignore the trench lines)  https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=15&lat=50.6141&lon=2.8446&layers=101464978&right=BingHyb

 

The East Lancs diary describes the left half of D Lines being at Chapigny which is to the west in M 23 and M 24.

 

Max

 

 

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stiletto_33853
Posted (edited)

Of some interest is that 826 is the estimat as described by Max, at 827 was a 4 sided brick farm with pastures & at 828 was a small house of lath and plaster with a thatched roof.

There was a German trench there with 826, 827 & 828 all targets for a 6" Howitzer battery for the 9th May attack.

 

Andy

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wulsten
Posted (edited)

andy max pm sent and thanks to everyone for the info and very very much appreciated

 

Geoff

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MaxD

Lettered sections of the line on the map attached. (HQ 8 Div diary Apr 15).

 

Max

 

 

 

 

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