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Le Rutoire Trenches July 12th - 16th 1915


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Hi, I am looking to find the location of the Le Rutoire trenches. I know that the 1st battalion of the Scots Guards served there. I have information that they relieved the 1st Coldstream Guards on the 12th July 1915 until July 16th 1915.  I would really like to pinpoint the exact location if anyone can help. Thanks in advance.

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Rats Alley gives Rutoire Alley as map 36cNW3 G 8,9,15,22

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The War Diary of 1 Infantry Brigade (1 Div) WO 95/1261/2 14/07/1915 records that 1 Brigade were in Y Section and a record of Reliefs (Ancestry p 230/1317) shows the Scots Guards to relieve the Coldstream Guards in Y 1 on 13/07/1915.

The WD of 1 Div HQ General Staff (WO 95/1229/1-3) Operational Order no 97 dated 10/07/1915 shows the boundaries of Y Section as The Le Rutoire to Loos Road, exclusive to the Auchy to Vermelles Rd. There are other references to work done in Y Section by the Royal Engineers 23 Field Co and 26 Field Co (1 Div).

The WD of 23 FC RE 29/06/1915 records that work was started in Y 1 and mentions Daly's Keep and Le Rutoire Keep. The WD of the Commander RE 1 Div also refers to work in Y 1, mentioning Daly's Passage, Daly's Keep and Le Rutoire Alley. You can see these on the above map.

Brian

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Many thanks to you all for responding, it is really appreciated.

Don Regiano, many thanks for the map, this clearly shows the location. I have tried to overlay this map onto a current Google map and I cannot find any reference or mention of Le Rutois which appears to be a small hamlet on your map. Maybe it was destroyed in later fighting. I will have to try and find another map that may show it.

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OP, please see your other thread where you have asked exactly the same location question for Rutoire and received responses from a different set of GWF posters.

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This is from the IGN 2405 E Lens 1:25 000

Brian

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I will lock the CCS thread, please keep answers here

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Le Rutoire is 3 farms  and a couple of  additional houses these days. 

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Many Thanks Michelle. From all the responses received, I have managed to work out the exact location I was looking for. Apologies for the confusion posting over 2 threads.

Thank you to all who have helped me, I am very grateful.

Regards

Simon

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