Back from railhead at 10.30. Went to RH again at 1.15. Went to Penin with load [of] wood.
1st Bde [Brigade]: – Penin
2nd ” – Liencourt
3rd ” – Harbarq [Harbarcq]
D.T ” – Bray
Railhead at Tincques
Bde would be Brigade normally (see http://www.all-acronyms.com/cat/2/BDE/Brigade/61824). There’s a mapping of Canadian battalions to brigades here: http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/cef_battalions.htm.
Last one, second letter could be J rather than T? Could first letter also be a Q? No idea what Q.J would stand for…
Re your thoughts on the last one, the second letter looks like the first letter in what Sandy has deciphered as Teincourt and Tincques. So probably a T.
Nigel, thanks for the “bde” translation.
After poring over that area of Google Maps, I found Liencourt (what I originally had as Tiencourt), but I’m still unsure about “Bray” since I can’t find anything like that around there. There is a Bray-sur-Somme, but that’s a bit too far to the south.
Given Tinques is in Pas de Calais, I used Google Maps to find “Bray, Pas de Calais, Nord Pas de Calais, France”. It’s just south of Mont St Eloi about 18k east from Tinques, and on a line roughly north west from Arras just off the D341.
Thanks, don’t know how I missed it! I think that we’ve solved all the mysteries in this post, now. 🙂
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