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1917, JANUARY 1st – TRAINING AT CAIX

Harbonnieres Church, January 1 1918 Rose, Geoffrey K (MC)  A view of a few figures and a horse-drawn cart outside a church, with a few trees standing in the right foreground.

Harbonnieres Church, January 1 1918
Rose, Geoffrey K (MC)
A view of a few figures and a horse-drawn cart outside a church, with a few trees standing in the right foreground.

Harbonnieres, 1st January 1918

From The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, by G.K. Rose

The Battalion’s Relief mid-winter respite was brief. On New Year’s Eve, 1917, the 2/4th Oxfords left the wretched Suzanne huts and marched through Harbonnieres to Caix. No ‘March Past’ was necessary or would have been possible, for so slippery was the road that the men had to trail along it’s untrodden sides as best they could. Old 61st Division sign-boards left standing nearly a year ago greeted the return to an area which was familiar to many.

A modern link to Harbonnières and the church. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbonnières

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