Sue Peel Posted 19 June , 2019 Share Posted 19 June , 2019 My great grandad Arthur John Barnes died on the first day of this battle on 31/7/1917. He was in the 1st /16th Bn london rifle Brigade . He is buried at the new Irish farm cemetery. I am looking to go to Belgium next year & I am wondering if I would be able to go to the area he died , at pilkem ridge. Is the public allowed to go there? I have looked on Google maps & it looks mainly farmland there. I have read that the a19 was due to be built on this land but thankfully that looks to have been stopped looking at the maps. Can anyone please highlight on a map exactly where the battle was started on 31/7/1917? Can anyone recommend places to visit nearby that would relate to this battle - any museums etc. If anyone can anyone give me any information that would help me I would really appreciate it. Thank you, Sue. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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