2nd Cpl D McArthur reconnoitering craters - Givenchy Ridge
'2nd Corporal D. McArthur (176th Company, Royal Engineers) and his Officer returning from reconnoitering mine craters around the Givenchy Ridge - October 13th 1915. For his conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, in rescuing his Officer, he was awarded the DCM. 'Deeds That Thrill The Empire' - Page 466. Stephen T. Dadd, Flourished 1879-1920.'
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The Hohenzollern Redoubt
Craters formed by the blowing up of four mines on 2nd March 1916 under trenches in the Hohenzollern Redoubt, a German fortification on the Western Front, near Auchy-les-Mines, France. Shortly before 6 p.m. 32, 000 lbs of explosives were detonated, and the 8th and 9th Royal Fusiliers attacked, with support from the 7th Royal Sussex and 11th Middlesex Battalions. After fierce battle and several German counter-attacks the strategically valuable position was taken.
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