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Maze Attack

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THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED BY PANDYWATSON on October 7th, 2017.


Pinpointing the MAZE Today

My Great-Uncle Norman John Anthony (A Company 25 Bn) fought at the MAZE on 5 Nov 1916. He was shot and later died of wounds at Heilly Station Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in what were the grounds of that medical facility, and what is now the Heilly Station War Cemetery. The position of what was the MAZE in Nov 1916 now lies in beautiful cultivated crop land along Rue 2 Du September, 600 meters south of Ligney Thilloy and a similar distance north of the D74. The Google Earth reference is 62450 Ligney Thilloy France 50.074687 ; 2.817685. This old road running along Vallee Guislain (Goose Lane or Goose alley) was formerly the connecting road between the Five Ways (where D74 meets D11 today) and Ligny Thilloy and Le Barque to the North East…

rutherfordlee
rutherfordlee
May 20, 2021

PANDYWATSON then included the following on October 8th, 2017.


Here is a photo of Factory Corner, approx 600m south east of the MAZE. Additionally, the photo of the field of snow was taken from Flers looking over the AIF Burial Ground at Grass Lane, and the MAZE area is in the distance. This AIF Burial Ground is the resting place of many who died following the MAZE attack up until the end of the battle that same month. I have photos of some Australian headstones there if anyone is interested.

Ruins at Factory Corner 2008. Site of Foreward Dressing Station / RAP.



From Flers, looking north-west overlooking AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane (Center). The MAZE is in the distance. Winter 2008/9 . Photo courtesy of Mike Biott, resident of Flers.

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Back in 2017, I found a blog post about a particular soldier who was a part of the Maze attack - there is information about this written in the post. The web address is: https://gillww1.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/rhg-injured-at-gueudecourt-november-1916/

rutherfordlee
May 20, 2021 · changed the group description.

Welcome to the group for the sharing of knowledge about the Maze attack (which included the 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Battalions A.I.F.).

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