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tootrock

I am trying to follow the War Diary of the 56 Field Ambulance. They were involved in an action in the Poelcappel/Langemarck area in October 1917, and the diary includes a map, which I am totally unable to orientate relative to a trench map.

Places mentioned are Berlow(?) Farm, Palace Farm and Minty Farm

Does anyone know the map references for these farms?

Thanks in anticipation,

Martin

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jay dubaya

Minty Farm here

 

J

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EDWARD1

Palace Farm 28NW2 C4d4.4

Eddie

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EDWARD1

The other farm on the map is Bulow Farm 28NW2 C6a 8.8

Eddie

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EDWARD1

Minty Farm Trench map coordinates 28NW2 C10c 1.5

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jay dubaya
22 minutes ago, EDWARD1 said:

The other farm on the map is Bulow Farm 28NW2 C6a 8.8

Eddie

 

Or possibly Below Farm 28NW2 C.15.a.7.8

 

J

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EDWARD1

The map in the 56 FA  War Diary . Check the "u" in St Julien its the same as the "u" in Bulow.

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jay dubaya

Thanks for the heads up, I’ll go have a look 

 

J

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EDWARD1

The hand drawn map needs to be rotated so that the left hand side of the page  is North

Palace Farm in C4a, Maison De Rasta in C5a, Bulow Farm in C6a

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jay dubaya
31 minutes ago, EDWARD1 said:

The map in the 56 FA  War Diary . Check the "u" in St Julien its the same as the "u" in Bulow.

 

Agreed, Bulow Farm it is

 

J

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tootrock

Thanks for all the information;

I have now got the general idea of the layout. However I cannot see Minty Farm on the trench map I am looking at. Should it be near Grune Farm?

I cannot see Palace Farm in C.4.a either.

Can anyone suggest a particular Trench Map that shows these  Farms?

Thanks again,

Martin

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EDWARD1

The farms are on the maps 28NW2 St Julien, but a number are unnamed. Check the map coordinates and each have building(s) at the location. The map references for the farms are from The National Archives British Trench Map Atlas DVD. 

Minty Farm C10c 1.5

Grune Farm C10c 5.6

Palace Farm C4d 4.4

Bulow Farm C6a 8.8

 

 

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EDWARD1

This may help. I am almost certain  I have the correct farms named

St Julien Farms.jpg

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