Foncquevillers – Winter 1917

The grave of Captain Frederick Henry Meredith Lewes, Adjutant of 1/5th Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment erected by the Germans at Gommecourt, where he was killed on 1st July 1916. Photograph taken in March 1917. Courtesy of Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 7797).

5th 1917

8th Foncquevillers 1917General Sir William Thwaites outside the 8th Sherwood Foresters Battalion H.Q. The Brasserie, Fonquevillers, March 1917. Showing Strombos horn and shell case gas alarms. Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 4919).

8th Foncquevillers 1917aMen of the 8th Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) fixing fuses in stokes mortar bombs. Fonquevillers, March 1917. Imperial War Museum  © IWM (Q 4918).

Fonquevillers April 1917Men of the Sherwood Foresters at the entrance to a dug-out in a ruined house at Fonquevillers, April 1917. Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 1637).


Signal Section 1917

The Signalling Section “out from Gommecourt” in 1917. Indicated with a cross is 4639 Pte Alfred Darnell who enlisted in July 1915 and arrived in France 1916.

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