chalkie, on 24 July 2010 - 09:02 AM, said:
Sorry for the delay, here is the photograph.
Looks like we were touring the area just behind you on the 18th!
Photo taken on Fauquissart - Trivelet road.
Picked up a car in Lille, and visited the museum in Fromelles before visiting Le Trou,Laventie, Fauquissart, Aubers Ridge and the Loos memorial. Didn't really get a chance to ask questions in the museum, as an organised trip had already filled the place. I did hear, however that there may, someday, be a new museum created in Fromelles. It certainly needs more space to expand and show off the artefacts.
As part of my recent interest in Arthur Macdonald, and his service with the 2/7 Warwickshires, I've now read various books, articles, diaries etc. about the battle, and it appears that there is very limited source information about what happened at the extreme right-hand end of the line, compared to the detail that's available for the Australian section.
There do seem to be a few of us interested in this small area of the battle, and the fate of the participants!