I have been researching my uncles death during WW1.. He was in the 1/6th Battalion ,Gloucester Regiment , 48th Division.
He lost his life with most of the 1/6th in a attack on the 24th July 1916.. at or near Poizziere /Somme.
I have been a avid relic hunter mainly aviation orientated for over 20 years, But would really like to travel to Poizziere and hope to find some interesting finds. I ask you all, do any of you ever go to that area of france ,and wouldnt mind myself tagging along .
I also would like to see his grave as no one in the family has EVER been to see it.. it would be somewhat a pilgramige . and lastly have any of you people ever found any finds in the "Orville -Poizziere area.. I would sure like to see them, and any advice would be a bonus..
I enclose some piccies of Various relics and finds I have found in the last cuple of years, the rusty shell is from a british "Armstrong Gun" they litter the foreshore near my home. the switch is from old RAF Yatesbury.Wilts . The Luger I bought, and was dug in Arromanches ,Normandy, the Instrument with "Outer" on it is part of a fuel flow meter, used in twin and four engined bombers in WW2, and a comparison photo of a complete one, this was found on the old scrapping site of a local airfield where hundreds of bombers were cut up for scrap in 48-49.
and the plate in the mud is from a short stirling BIII that crashed near my home, this was just under the surface . I was chuffed to bit with it ..
Many thanks all,