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Maps of the WW1 camp/s?

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:24 pm
by JohnSwan
I am writing up my Grandfathers WW1 diary and in it he talks about his time at Sutton Veny where he did some of his training in 1916. I would like to know if anyone has a map or maps of the area from that time or where I could at least get to look at one so I can try and understand a little more? I hope to visit the local area sometime later in the year as I would like to retrace at least some of his footsteps.

Re: Maps of the WW1 camp/s?

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:59 pm
by Stephen
John,

Funny you should mention this as I was thinking last week I wonder where the location of each camp was. I have a rough idea as there are still piles of rubble now grassed over in some fields and a field has the name Hospital Field. I will do some digging (not literally !) and see what I can find out. It will take some time but will try and come back in due course.

Regards,

Stephen

Re: Maps of the WW1 camp/s?

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:27 am
by PRS
I wonder if the Imperial War Museum could help on this?

Re: Maps of the WW1 camp/s?

Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:11 pm
by Stephen
I have done some research on the locations of the camps in the local library.

There is now a map on the web site here: http://suttonveny.co.uk/1st-world-war.html that has the locations of the camps.