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Attack on High Wood 23 July 1916

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nilis11

B coy 9th Royal Scots were subjected to heavy shelling and came under machine gun fire during the attack on High Wood Somme. Trench map coordinates according to the war diary are S4a 1.8 - S3b 7.8

Also S3d

I need help finding these locations. 

Any help is much appreciated. 

Cheers 

Nilis

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jonbem

Hi Nilis

Have you tried using 

http://preview.tmapper.com/

 

or Mcmaster

https://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/ww1/ndx5to40.htm

Place Map Sheet # Map Squares
High Wood 57cSW3 S4

and see such as

digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/islandora/object/macrepo%3A69461/-/collection

 

regards

Jon

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WhiteStarLine

As Jon says, tMapper can plot 'from' and 'to' locations and draw a boundary using the Bulk Convert function:

 

image.png.d7723e19a0f02a3b3e618747dbd8a388.png

 

The entire map  shows a view of High Wood from the closest road to your co-ordinate pair.  Square S.3.d covers what is now the London CWGC Cemetery & Extension.  NLS has around 13 maps from 1916 to 1918.  Click on this image to enlarge: 

image.png.26dc73d5876b6ac7bbd7431587ec1fe9.png

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Don Regiano

Western edge of High Wood:

 

 

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DSC03125.JPG

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