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German attack at the Mound (Sint Elooi) on 14/2/1915

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Cnock

Hello,

 

Was the Mound on 14/2/1915 defended by 1/Royal Irish Rgt, and what was the attacking German unit (Bavarians?)

 

regards,

 

Cnock

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MaxD
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Yes, deployed from 4.15 pm.  Lots of detail in the war diary WO 95/2266 or here on Ancestry:https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/60779/43112_2266_0-00000?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=43112_2266_0-00303

Enemy - don't know.

 

Max

 

Added - the 27 Div HQ diary has a plethora of accounts of the action from each of the regiments involved.  A quick look shows no specific definition of the enemy although a slow reading may show something.  Others may suggest different sources.

 

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Cnock

Gentlemen,

thanks for the info!

 

regards,

 

Cnock

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phil andrade

Stephen Westman's SURGEON IN THE KAISER'S ARMY, pages 61-64, describes an intense action against the British in the vicinity of a brickworks.  He doesn't give dates, but the sense is that it's early in 1915.  The allusion to brickworks makes me think of St Eloi.  The engagement was singularly disastrous for his regiment.  Might this be the action being discussed ?

 

Phil

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AOK4
45 minutes ago, phil andrade said:

Stephen Westman's SURGEON IN THE KAISER'S ARMY, pages 61-64, describes an intense action against the British in the vicinity of a brickworks.  He doesn't give dates, but the sense is that it's early in 1915.  The allusion to brickworks makes me think of St Eloi.  The engagement was singularly disastrous for his regiment.  Might this be the action being discussed ?

 

Phil

 

Hello,

 

1. There were no brickworks in or near St. Eloi.

2. Westman wasn't serving in any of the (Bavarian) units involved.

 

Jan

 

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mebu

Cuinchy brickworks?

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robertb

The 'Mound', mentioned in numerous war diaries and identified on may maps, I was led to believe consisted of left over rubble from a local brickworks.  If there were no brickworks in the vicinity then was the 'Mound' made of?

Rob

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Black Maria

Found this previous topic on the forum

 

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