|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Date made||26 December 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium. 26 December 1917. Men of the 22nd Battalion, laying down wire ...
Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium. 26 December 1917. Men of the 22nd Battalion, laying down wire entanglements, behind the line at Ploegsteert Wood. Hill 63 is seen in the background. The men were living in hutments at Kortepyp Camp where Christmas Day was spent. The Battalion was in reserve and fatigue parties were sent forward daily by the light railway to Ploegsteert where wiring was carried out and extensive salvaging operations undertaken under the supervision of Major J. S. Dooley MC. The area was very quiet at this time and received only desultory shelling.