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"Magpie's Nest" Mametz 1st July 1916


Gordon Haymes
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In Holts Somme guide, there is a reference to the above location to which the Battalion

Chaplain Rev E Crosse found most of the Devonshire casualties who fell that day.

Can any member locate where this would be ?

In anticipation of your help i thankyou

Regards

Gordon Haymes

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Thanks for the info Kim, But i cant find it in the reading, have i missed it ?

what does the paragraph begin with ?

regards

Gordon

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Thanks for the info Kim, But i cant find it in the reading, have i missed it ?

what does the paragraph begin with ?

regards

Gordon

If you ctrl+F for "magpie" it turns up about 2/3rds down

up? down ?

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Owen Hales

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WOW !! The things you get to know...never knew you could do that trick

Thanks Owen, thats one more PC trick up my sleeve.

Dont think thats the reference im looking for,the location should be a trench (?) German

or British somewhere in front of Mansell Copse below Mametz.

Thanks for the tip !

regards

Gordon

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In Holts Somme guide, there is a reference to the above location to which the Battalion

Chaplain Rev E Crosse found most of the Devonshire casualties who fell that day.

Can any member locate where this would be ?

In anticipation of your help i thankyou

Regards

Gordon Haymes

Hello Gordon,

Could it be in that small patch of trees in front of Mansel Copse along the line of advance. The Devons left their trenches and advanced parallel with the road (the Shrine was on their right, up the hill) By all accounts they didn't get far before the maching gun took its toll.

Harry

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Hello Gordon

Glad to see you here, e-mail me as I might be able to help you

Andy

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