2 August 2009

West Ham Lane in France

Here's an enlargement from a June 1916 trench map of the Lens sector.

The 13th Essex were first located in this area from about the end of February 1916.

My GtGrandad was killed in this sector at the end of April 1916.

West Ham Lane now lies beneath the motorways surrounding the town of Grenay

Many thanks to Sgt Tony Kitchen for working out the Trench map overlay!