War Diaries Talk

Off to Ypres

  • messi0077 by messi0077

    I've found the page that transitions the diary of the 107th from the Somme to Ypres, It's got a ton of name.

    Can anyone make out any of them?


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    First, they went to a place called Ytres, not Ypres. It's easy to confuse the two, but they are two separate places. Ytres is southeastish of Bapaume, I think. It's a tiny village, but it shows up if you search Google Maps.

    Officers names: G H Carson; G B J Smyth; G A Ozier; W A Malone; W Jones; H J McConnell; S (possibly, hard to read) A Cochrane; V C Young; P A I Crawford; J C Bryans; F W Howroyd; G S Roe; W D Bratby; G S Lynch; R A J Thompson; S C Kyte; W Barrett

    I think I got them all. If you need any more help, just ask.


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Major GH Carson

    Capt GBJ Smyth

    Capt GA Ogier?

    Capt WA Malone

    2/Lt W Jones, 7th RIR

    Lt HJ McConnell

    2/Lt A Cochrane, 5th RIR

    Lt VC Young, 4th RIR

    Lt PAI Crawford

    2/Lt JC Bryans

    2/Lt FW Howroyd?, 3rd RIR

    Lt GS Roe

    2/Lt WD Bratby, ? RIR

    Lt GS Lynch, Army Cyclist Corps

    2/LT RAJ Thompson, 3rd RIR

    2/Lt SC Kyte, 7th RIR

    Hon Lt & QM W Barrett, 7th RIR

    I haven't checked any of these out on Lives of the First World War, but I think most of them are as written.


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Ha! Looks like we posted at the same time!


  • messi0077 by messi0077

    Alright, Thanks.


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    You're welcome. We're here to help.