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1917, APRIL 16th – IN HOMBLEUX IN REST BILLETS AND UNDERGOING TRAINING

Hombleaux near Ham (sketch from Church Tower),  April 16th 1917 Rose, Geoffrey K (MC)  A sketched view across the rooftops of a small French town seen from the church tower, with the roof and small turret of the church in the foreground. Beyond are the roofs of houses, and then open countryside. There is a small study of a weather...

Hombleaux near Ham (sketch from Church Tower),
April 16th 1917
Rose, Geoffrey K (MC)
A sketched view across the rooftops of a small French town seen from the church tower, with the roof and small turret of the church in the foreground. Beyond are the roofs of houses, and then open countryside. There is a small study of a weather…

1917, APRIL 11th – 61st RELIEVED AND MOVED BACK TO THE NESLE AREA. THE 2/4th OXFORDS MARCHED TO HOMBLEUX

Hombleaux near Ham (sketch from Church Tower),  April 16th 1917 Rose, Geoffrey K (MC)  A sketched view across the rooftops of a small French town seen from the church tower, with the roof and small turret of the church in the foreground. Beyond are the roofs of houses, and then open countryside. There is a small study of a weather...

Hombleaux near Ham (sketch from Church Tower),
April 16th 1917
Rose, Geoffrey K (MC)
A sketched view across the rooftops of a small French town seen from the church tower, with the roof and small turret of the church in the foreground. Beyond are the roofs of houses, and then open countryside. There is a small study of a weather vane in the bottom left of the composition

 

To Hombleux, where remained in rest billets, undergoing training until 19th, on which date the Battalion marched to reserve billets at Germaine.

From The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, by Captain G. K. Rose M.C. (Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1920)

The 61st Division was relieved on April 11 and moved back to the Nesle area. The 2/4th Oxfords marched to Hombleux, a village where the enemy had left the church and a few houses standing.

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