Guest Tobin Posted 14 December , 2002 Share Posted 14 December , 2002 A few years back I stayed at the Hooge Chateau hotel. The owners had been digging some replica trenches in the grounds and I had a poke around in the bottom of one of the partial excavations which resulted in me finding a body. The body was subsequently buried as an unknown Belgium soldier. Did the Belgians fight around the present day crater in the hotel grounds at all? Later the same day I found a Royal Scots Fusiliers collar badge between the Hooge Chateau lake and the Royal Engineers monument in front of Railway wood. Does anyone know when this was likely lost. I also found a 1907 pattern bayonet in the side of the water filled crater behind the engineers monument. The crater had been half drained for cattle water and the remains of dugouts and scrapes were visible on the Belwaarde ridge side of the crater. There was a large and curious fish in the remaining water! Any idea when this was last occupied by the British army?. Regards Tobin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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