thanks for your reply.
Yes, there are more snippets like this about Neuville-Mill at 9th april 1917, when the battle of Arras commenced."The first attack of the enemy in the section of I.R. 163 was at the left flank of the regiment. In an outpost-trench between Neuville-Vitasse and Neuville-Mill was the 3rd company with Leutnant Thüden. The company must have suffered indescribable by the artillery-preparation. Already wear down and with a lot casualties by preparation-fire, the small number of survivers defended desparing their position. Bravely fought the company, especially its commander against the Englishmen. But the majority of the enemy was too large and so they were defeated. Most of them died, with them Leutnant Thüden, this proved fighter of the Somme. The second time in only a half year our 3rd company was completely destroyed"
So the German report. In "Cheerful Sacrifice" I found this."Neuville-Mill, a concrete emplacement on the Mercatel road, had promised be a problem; all previous attempts by the 1/3rd Londons to knock it out had been thwarted. But at zero hour on 9 April a tank had driven straight up to the strongpoint and fired its six-pounder gun directly through the embrasure, killing nine of the defenders and destroying the machine gun. B-company of the 1/3rd Londons captured the four stunned survivors."
The German report continues:"After conquered our position at Neuville-Mill English forces assaulted the 1st trench in the village supported by six tanks. In this trench was the 11th company with Leutnant Jenz."
I searched this concrete emplacement. The place, where Neuville-Mill must have been, is easy to find. Of the bunker is no more to see, but only some stones are showing, that it had existed.
Jim, do you know more places like this in the area?
Best wishes to Bückeburg