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14th Division attack on Flers Sep 1916

tiddy30

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Hi all i was wondering if anyone could help me with the lines of "D" Bty. 48th Bde., Royal Field Artillery.D (Howitzer) Bty. They were assigned as part of XV corps 14th division and took part in the battle of flers-courcelette on the 15-22 sept 1916.My gtgt uncle Alexander Mcinteer was killed on 21st sept 1916.They were supporting the 47th London Brigade and were to attack high wood,i would like to find out where the howitzer lines were if its possible and if they were anywhere near Thistle dump cemetery as alex is buried there. Any info on their movements and positions would be a great help.:confused:
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Hi thank you both for your help,i have just found out the the attack was supported by the whole of the 7th Division Artillery and some of the NZ Artillery. The 14th Division were moved, on relief, on the 20th to 3rd Army area, leaving their artillery behind,they were attached to 'X' and 'Y' units would anyone have any info on this?:)
 

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Tiddy

just thought, have you tried google earth , They have alot of overlays (trench maps army group maps etc) from ww1.
worth searching to see if they have what your looking for- it worked for me

happy hunting
Andy
 

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http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?act=idx

Hi Tiddy,think i told you about this site,i am sure the mods and other forum members wont mind me telling you to click on and register with this forum.

It is full of people who would only to eager to help you because there are experts on here who have spent years doing this kind of research.
I am not suggesting members on here cant do the job because that would not be the truth.:)

Give it a go.....Lee.
 

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Hi how would i look for them? what do i put in to the search bar? thanks for the tip :)
Hi Tiddy.
Try Google searching "attack on flers Sept 1916 Google earth overlays". You have to download the overlay and have Google earth installed on your comuter.

It worked a treat for me, whilst I was researching the royal berks at delville wood. It showed positions and movement throughout that particular battle. Their are alot so persevere with it
 

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