TM1180 : Diss War Memorial

taken 9 years ago, near to Diss, Norfolk, Great Britain

Diss War Memorial
Diss War Memorial
Close-up of the Great War (1914-1918) section of Diss War Memorial. Two names of particular interest, Privates E.T. Joyce & A.G. Self of the 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Both were killed on 24th August 1914 in what is now known as the "Action at Elouges". The 1st Norfolks and the 1st Cheshires were part of a small force detailed to cover the orderly retreat of the British Expeditionary Force at the small Belgian town of Elouges. Although both battalions suffered heavy casualties, they took a huge toll of the advancing infantry in the German First Army. These soldiers were part of the pre-war British Regular Army and as such were professional soldiers highly skilled in musketry with their Lee Enfield rifles. E.T. Joyce & A.G. Self are buried in the Commonwealth War Graves section of the Elouges Communal Cemetery in southern Belgium along with several of their regimental comrades who were casualties in the same action. See LinkExternal link
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TM1180, 282 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 March, 2009
Category
War Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 117 800 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.6578N 1:6.5658E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 117 800
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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