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the tunnelling unit in the Loos & Hill 70 area


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good morning,

 

I'm looking to identify the tunnelling units that worked in the Loos area - Hill 70
I've already noted the following units:
- 173rd Tunnelling Coy
- 258th Coy Tunnelling
- 3rd Australian Tunnelling Coy

 

thank you in advance for your help.

 

Kind regards

 

Michel
 

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What dates?

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good morning,

 

I know there was a series of mine craters on Hill 70 and 1 at the foot of the double crassiers
it has had this past during the year 1916.

 

regards

 

michel

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good morning,

 

here is a front map of Loos (dated May 08, 1918 - German).
in the red circles the craters.

 

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these craters were made mainly in 1916.
the German units present were the IVth AK and IInd Bay. Ak.

 

for the English units, I did have the 40th Division (June to October 1916) but nothing from January to June - from October 1916 to June 1917.

 

regards

 

michel

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Have you contacted the Durand Group, who have carried out explorations around the area? 

 

http://durandgroup.org.uk/contact/

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good morning,

 

I hadn't thought about it.
I met one of the members of this group in September 2019 in Loos during a presentation of the Battle of Loos.

when I was a teenager, I worked in the Loos underground near the "loos british cemetery".

 

regards

 

michel

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Michel

253 TC were in the Hulluch and St Elie area in 1916. WO 95/488/5.

Brian

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