Armentieres

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General Area of the British Offensive at Ypres, 1917 Courtesy Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection
Battlefield between Arras and the Sea. Courtesy Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection

By June 1916 the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company was operational near Armentieres. [1]

The People

John A. Anderson was a sergeant with the 2nd Tunnelling Company. He was 34 years of age when he was killed in action in France on 01 July 1916. Anderson is buried at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres.

La Rue de Dunkerque a la Grande Place, Armentieres, c1916.
General View of the British Front from Ypres to Peronne. Courtesy Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection

Also See

1st Tunnelling Company

Battle Fields

Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres

Hill 60

References

  1. http://fffaif.org.au/?p=7495, Accessed 28 September 2014.