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Arras 1917

The year 2007 will see the 90th Anniversary of the fighting at Arras in April-May 1917. It will no doubt be overshadowed by the later Passchendaele, but it is important that we remember the British sacrifice around Arras, the Canadian achievement at Vimy Ridge and the terrible losses sustained by the Australians at Bullecourt.

This part of the site will therefore contain information, maps and photographs relating to the actions at Arras in 1917, in a similar way to the section on Loos I did in 2005.

This section of the site is dedicated to my Great Uncle, Private Albert Adams, 9th Battalion Essex Regiment, who was killed at Rifle Trench, Monchy le Preux, on 30th April 1917. Albert served at Gallipoli with the 1st Essex in 1915, and was wounded at Beaumont Hamel on 1st July 1916. His brother Bill would die of wounds at Passchendaele in October 1917. Both were from Colchester.

For further information on the Arras area also see the Hindenburg Line section of this website.

Researching someone who fought at Arras? Visit my WW1 Research Page.


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