Ninety-nine years ago today Australian soldiers were involved in an offensive near Flers and Geuedecourt, France.
Thomas (my great-grandfather) and his fellow Australian soldiers of the 1st and 3rd Battalion attacked a 'triangle' just near Geuedecourt, France. Unfortunately a number of them were wounded and/or died during this attack.
|This is an attack map for the 'triangle' attack on November 5th 1916
A little further along the front the 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Battalions were also involved in this offensive. They were attacking a section called 'The Maze' and a larger number of these soldiers were wounded and/or killed then involved in the 'triangle' attack.
|This is photograph of the original attack plan for the November 5th offensive.
Unfortunately for a number of the soldiers killed (especially in the 'triangle' attack) they remained un-buried where they fell until early March 1917.