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Does anyone have a trench map of the Zevencote area for 3rd Ypres (October 1917) that they are will to share?

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Gilbert,

I must say that that was the first Zevecote I thought of myself. But then I remembered that recently had noticed on another trench map that there is more than 1 Zevencote.

(The one on Marnik's map, near Zonnebeke.)

But I do like the colour of your Zevenkote ! B)

Aurel

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Gilbert,

there is more than 1 Zevencote.

But I do like the colour of your Zevenkote ! B)

Aurel

Aurel,

The "other" Zevec(k)ote's you know, historic places or pubs?? :D

Where are they?

Marnik

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Thanks all for the great maps . I had just heard from Passchendaele Archives that my great uncle was buried just south of Zevenkote in Oct 1917 just north of the railway line Ieper - Roeselare not far from a railway dump. He was found and identified in 1920 then was re-buried at Tyne Cot.

The first map is really clear and you can easily make out the railway line, so thanks

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Dunmore,

Could you tell me more about the place where he was found ? Map co-ordinates ? ... Name of location ? ... More remains found ?... etc. (This would be useful in the research I am doing on Disappeared Cemeteries.)

Aurel

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Dunmore,

Could you tell me more about the place where he was found ? Map co-ordinates ? ... Name of location ? ... More remains found ?... etc. (This would be useful in the research I am doing on Disappeared Cemeteries.)

Aurel

Sorry, all i know is that he was kia on 10 Oct 1917 along with 4 others men from his unit. he was buried about 100 yards east of his batteries position with no cross, On the 18 Mar 1920 a company of an exhumation unit found his remains and were able to identify him with his id discs and he was moved to tyne cot

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Dunmore,

Thank you. Even that will help. And should you ever find out where exactly the battery position was ... (Map co-ordinates would be wonderful...)

And also if the other men who died with him were buried together with your great uncle (and exhumed later) ... I know it sounds like a strange question, but I am still having problems in my research defining "cemetery".

Aurel

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Some ww1 restcamps of the Canadian army were behind that ' zevecote-pub '.

Beneath you will find a scan of pre-ww1 postcard of that area.

King George has paid a visit to that army. The IWM could have some photos of this visit

That ' Zevecote - area ' had e.g. a YMCA, PUBS, ... and was known as ' Little London '

Gilbert Deraedt :blink:

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