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Dig Hill 80 Project Whitesheet, 2018

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In 2015, during test trenching, a team
of archaeologists discovered a well- preserved German strongpoint at a ridge top near the village of Wijtschate (also known as Wytschaete – or ‘Whitesheet’ to the British). What the archaeologists had stumbled upon was unique; a piece of the formidable trench fortress that had remained virtually untouched s…


2 June 1917 : L/Cpl James McCoubrey

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Protestant parents James and Margaret.  At the 1901 Census James was at home with his parents and sister. Ten years later he was still at home and working as a painter.  He married and had four children.  James initially enlisted in April 1915 (in Belfast), into the 18th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. After training in Ireland, he was sent to F…