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Dragoon

Hello good people of the forum.

 

Maybe a bit of a long shot, but knowing you chaps you'll probably nail it.

 

I have the following extract ( attached ), from B Squadron Yorkshire Dragoons, 37th Division.For the 21st/22nd August 1915.

Could someone possibly be able to tell me the whereabouts of these trenches please? And is there a trench map in existence of this area for this time.

 

Your help and time, as always, are greatly appreciated.

 

Chris

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EDWARD1

There is a map in the 37th Divisional HQ War Diary giving the position of the 110th, 111th, and 112th Brigade. The Yorkshire Dragoons in  the HQ Area

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jay dubaya

B Squadron Surrey Yeomanry was attached to the 28th Division at this time (at Westoutre) and sadly their diary is very poor for content - 13th - 31st August - 20 men digging daily on Scherpenberg.

 

J

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Dragoon

Thank you all for your responses, thanks for the 1915 map Don, and EDWARD1 ,how do you brake the ancestry code to get that diary page, I can't get links as I'm on a library computer for Ancestry. Com

 

Thanks again Don Regiano, EDWARD1, and J (again)

 

Chris

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jonbem
13 minutes ago, Dragoon said:

ancestry code to get that diary page

 

Look up the battalion on The National Archives, take the reference code omitting the WO95/, then usually 4 digits then a slash and another digit eg. xxxx/x

put that in keyword on diary search page on Ancestry, nothing else

 

so

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=Yorkshire Dragoons&_ser=WO 95&id=C14303

take the 2521/1 and put in Ancestry keyword on diary search page

https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=60779

 

regards

Jon

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Dragoon

Thanks Jon

EDWARD1 said it was in the 37th Div HQ diary. Can't find 37th division on the NA.

I already have the Yorkshire Dragoons Diary, which J helped me with.

 

Chris

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jonbem

Chris

try one of these, I have found putting 37 rather than 37th

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=37 Division&_ser=WO 95&id=C14303

 

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Dragoon
5 hours ago, EDWARD1 said:

There is a map in the 37th Divisional HQ War Diary giving the position of the 110th, 111th, and 112th Brigade. The Yorkshire Dragoons in  the HQ Area

I have possible one, which I can try tomorrow, cheers Jon.

EDWARD1, how did you get that diary on Ancestry please?

 

Chris

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EDWARD1

Go to Search /card catalogue/keyword "war Diaries"/Browse Collection/scroll to Divisional HQ/choose 37th Division/choose first line 2512/1-5

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Dragoon

Great stuff, thank you EDWARD1, appreciated :-)

 

Sorry for late reply

 

Chris

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