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Maps showing where 61st battalion Machine Gun Battalion (Infantry) 61st Division were on 1/11/1918


andrew pugh
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Good Evening I could not get onto the thread header for maps so I used this one.

Does anybody have a copy of the trench map where the 61st Machine Gun Battalion (Infantry) of the 61st Division were in action on the 1/11/1918. Focusing on the area of Vendegies-sur- Ecaillon and Maresches. R.2.a  R.2.b  K.35.d  K.36.c. I don't know what map it is. Hope someone can help. The reason I have asked is because I have traced the family of a Officer who was killed that day. We have his Sam Brown (name on it) and want to give it to the family, and would like to send them a small insight as to where he was fighting on the day he was killed when we send the Sam Brown to them.

                   

Kind Regards

Andy   

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Andy the map is 51a, Ive marked the relevant positions on this map (extracted from 61st Division HQ WD). Let me know if you'd like a copy of the larger unadulterated map.

51a.jpg.571ac49715e3541a81b6337f689bf4c8.jpg

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Hi jay dubaya

Thanks so much replying with the map. The other offer concerning the additional map would be most welcome. I am sure the family would really appreciate what you are doing. I will of course mention your help to them when I send the items to the family. Once again thank you. I personally think the Officer in question was very unlucky to be killed so near the armistice, just him and one other killed that day from his battalion. The rumours of a possible up and coming armistice must have been discussed among the troops at that time, What a waste of life. 

Regards

Andy  

 

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