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TRENCH MAP: Zillebeke. Sheets 28 NW4 & NE3 (parts of) Ed. 5A 1:10,000. Detailed German trench systems east of Ypres from north of Railway Wood, south through Hooge, Clonmel Copse, Shrewsbury Forest &c. down to Klein Zillebebeke, trenches corrected to 1/4/1917, this example with quite extensive operational markings around Hooge and eastwards to Polygon Wood, including Corps, Division & Brigade boundaries for the attack by the 1st Australian Division on 26th Sept. 1917, plus "Proposed Mule Track," Jabber Track, Helles Track, Duck Walk &c. neatly delineated in pencil (these tracks & roadways not generally printed on trench maps), plus various front line positions &c. Somewhat serviceworn, as used in the field, generally VG, interesting & scarce. Ownership inscrip. to front "Lt. Lyddon" & ink stamps to rear cover of 520th (London) Fd. Coy. RE (TF) &c. There are only two officers of the name Lyddon in the 1917 Army List, one of whom was a Major at an Experimental Establishment, & the other, by whom this map used, was Lt. Hugh Edmund Lyddon of (at the time of his death) 1st Fd. Coy. Australian Engineers, 1st Australian Division, who was born in London, became a civil engineer & joined the Australian Forces in Sydney in Dec. 1915. He was Killed in Action in Flanders on 4/10/1917 during the Battle of Broodseinde & has a 52 page personal file at the Australian archives in Canberra, which includes a report of his death: "Lt. H. Lyddon was killed in action during the operations of the Ypres sector on 4/10/17. He was Officer in charge of No. 1 Section & at the time was selecting a suitable position for the construction of a strong point... about 30 yards from the front line... sniped through the heart..." He was buried in a shell hole & his body was never recovered. Although he was at one point apparently commemorated in Belgian Battery Corner Military Cemetery, Ypres, his name is now on the Menin Gate Memorial. He would have carried & used this map during the Battle of Polygon Wood, 26/9/1917. See illustrations on our website.  #61901
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