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Offline kingo

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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2008, 02:44:06 PM »
Do you think so ? .I will send you the documents if you want to have a look-they are on my home pc so i will send them tonight if you want. If it all checks out i will email the CWGC and see what happens.
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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2008, 03:04:18 PM »
Do you think so ? .I will send you the documents if you want to have a look-they are on my home pc so i will send them tonight if you want. If it all checks out i will email the CWGC and see what happens.
its an official document andy,it should be enough to correct their details.

mack
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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2008, 06:56:22 PM »
Mack-you got mail-and attachments  :)
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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2008, 11:39:36 AM »
Mack-you got mail-and attachments  :)
what mail/att andy.
have you sent something.
there nothing in my mail box

mack ;D

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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2008, 01:02:02 PM »
I sent it to your btinternet.com address ?-Is it still valid ?
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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2008, 04:58:01 PM »
pte joe daniel was one of the original salford pals.
pte 10868 joseph daniel
15th lancs fusiliers
parents joseph+eliza
32 augustus st,brooks bar
worked for white,wilson+co,whitworth st,m/c
posted to 18th manchesters as pte 11253 and went to france with them,on 18-11-15.
his brother james was in the same battalion.

mack
ps.i have josephs picture ;D

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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2008, 07:05:49 PM »
Mack-I had a good look round the area where the mine shaft will be, last week. The crops have started to grow so it was not easy to spot anything.Looks like i will have to go back again next year  ;). How about a look at his picture Mack ?-go on-i will be your best mate  ;D
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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2008, 01:43:36 AM »
Mack-I had a good look round the area where the mine shaft will be, last week. The crops have started to grow so it was not easy to spot anything.Looks like i will have to go back again next year  ;). How about a look at his picture Mack ?-go on-i will be your best mate  ;D
i will send you a copy andy.

mack ;D

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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2008, 09:00:42 AM »
Cheers "best mate"  ;D
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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2008, 01:53:12 PM »
Did anyone get a definitive answer of where the possible shaft/sap was?

Reading the descriptions, it appears, to me, to be the "S Works" in, what is now the Garenne de Treize. ("Peronne Road" in the description may be a little misleading, BTW, as ,along the road to Peronne (!) there was a trench named "Peronne Road" which split into "peronne Rd North Ave" and "Peronne Road South Ave" so I believe that the events must have taken place south of this trench before the split (but still SE of Maricourt) - this can only lead directly to...."S Works" and it's associated saps.)

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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2008, 02:31:56 PM »
Dave, It was on my list of things "to do" when i was over there last month but due to the fact i only had a day (We were staying in Ypres) and the Brother in laws dodgy map reading skills it took longer to get there than expected. If a trench map exists for the area, maybe it could be overlayed on the modern map and it might give a few clues. I am going back there next year and hope to walk the area between Suzanne/Fargny mill and Maricourt and see what, if anything remains.
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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2008, 03:14:34 PM »
Was that a "hint", Andy? ;D


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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2008, 03:20:28 PM »
...and a modern IGN map with the exact locations of "S Works" and associated saps...

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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2008, 03:22:50 PM »
...same overlay on modern aerial photograph...

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Re: a safe place to shelter, 18th battn may 1916
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2008, 03:25:20 PM »
...S System overlay in relation to the frontlines of April 1916...