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