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1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment 10-12th April 1918 Locations


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Hello

 

I'm researching 1st Bn Wiltshire's activity around 10th and 11th of April 1918 in the vicinity of Ploegsteert.  Can any Trench map ninja give me a trench map grid for:

 

Ploegsteert Wood

Zambuk Post

Ultimo Crater

Catacoombs

 

or point me in the right direction!!

 

very many thanks

 

George

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George,

 

Click to enlarge:  Bois de Ploegsteert is marked.  On the trench map itself, look in the far NE corner and you will see Zambuk Post, Ultimo Crater Post and just below, Ultimo Crater.  Hill 63 (entrance to the Catacombs) is NW a few kilometres towards Messines and outside this screenshot.

 

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White Star!!  Brilliant very many thanks

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I've started the distance measure at the Factory Farm crater as it is very prominent today.  200m NW is Ultimo Crater.

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Courtesy of GeoRef, here is the Catacombs entrance in Hill 63 (between squares 18 and 13) and Ploegsteert, with the modern township at the bottom of the image.  From Ultimo Crater (square 15) go almost due west for 2.9 km and you come to the Hill 63 entrance.

 

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GeoRef looks like a brilliant geospatial application, thanks for the pointer much appreciated

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