The Lost Diggers

lost-diggers-smallI'm sure many of you have seen the program or heard the news about the cache of photographs of WW1 soldiers found in a farmhouse in France. These photos were taken by a local photographer and have been stored in a chest in an attic for nearly 100 years. The photos are of soldiers from Australia and other countries and The Lost Diggers are hoping people will be able to identify ancestors.

On The Lost Diggers Facebook page www.facebook.com/lostdiggers they have listed the following battalions as being at Vignacourt during the time the photographs were taken.

 

Battalions at Vignacourt (known so far):

Nov 1916 - 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd.
Dec 1916-Jan 1917 - 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd and Light Trench Mortar Battalion and 13th Machine Gun Company.
Oct - Nov 1918 - 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th.

In all cases, infantry would have been accompanied by transport and signal sections and machine gun companies and mortar batteries.

I'm sure many of you have seen the program or heard the news about the cache of photographs of WW1 soldiers found in a farmhouse in France. These photos were taken by a local photographer and have been stored in a chest in an attic for nearly 100 years. The photos are of soldiers from Australia and other countries and The Lost Diggers are hoping people will be able to identify ancestors.

On The Lost Diggers Facebook page www.facebook.com/lostdiggers they have listed the following battalions as being at Vignacourt during the time the photographs were taken.

Battalions at Vignacourt (known so far):

Nov 1916 - 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd.
Dec 1916-Jan 1917 - 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd and Light Trench Mortar Battalion and 13th Machine Gun Company.
Oct - Nov 1918 - 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th.

In all cases, infantry would have been accompanied by transport and signal sections and machine gun companies and mortar batteries.