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Trench name; Winkersland/Wintersland, anyone?


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Evening Chaps & Chapesses

Is anyone familiar with a Trench or trench area called Winkersland [possibly Wintersland] see attached image. I am researching the travels of a RE Dispatch Rider, and this is one of his photos.

What I would like to know is, likely location.  [or if it is even a trench, rather than an individual].

Thanks in advance.

T

Winkersland.jpg

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This could also read "Winkerstand", meaning signaller's post.

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1 hour ago, Jaeger6 said:

This could also read "Winkerstand", meaning signaller's post.

 

Correct, it is "Winkerstand".

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Johnboy - No, definitely The Great War.  Almost certainly 1916, Somme area [there are a lot of other photos/documents in the collection].

 

Charlie2 - Original very faint, my best guess is D[e or o]sig_ _ k.

T

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Considering that it might be a German signaller's post, the sign could read "Leuchtsignale", meaning light signals.

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