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Re: Where is Jabber Track France near Passchendaele
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 16 May 09 06:38 BST (UK) »
oops...

Click on the 5th division link.
LANCASHIRE = Wood,Howard,,Smethurst,Foxall,Cheetham,Brookes,Grime, Horrocks,Thornley,Arstall,Shawcross,Rowland,Mclean LINCOLNSHIRE = Featherstone Johnson,Toyne,Willson,

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Re: Where is Jabber Track France near Passchendaele
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 16 May 09 06:46 BST (UK) »
Albert Henry Fullwood Born in Birmingham England 1863.

ignore me !!! yours is Allwood  :-[
LANCASHIRE = Wood,Howard,,Smethurst,Foxall,Cheetham,Brookes,Grime, Horrocks,Thornley,Arstall,Shawcross,Rowland,Mclean LINCOLNSHIRE = Featherstone Johnson,Toyne,Willson,

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Re: Where is Jabber Track France near Passchendaele
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 30 May 09 06:09 BST (UK) »
I did a Western Front Tour of France and Belguim in April. My Great Uncle was buried on the Jabber Track. It is in Zonnebeke Belguim. The tour Guide took me to the spot on the Jabber Track where he was buried, and give me maps. He said my uncle is probably now in a cemetery as an Unknown soldier.

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Re: Where is Jabber Track France near Passchendaele
« Reply #12 on: Monday 01 June 09 01:48 BST (UK) »
Hi Chris,

Thanks so much for your reply.  My g uncle was also buried on the Jabba Track and I have an actual grave number but the War Mememorial in Canberra doesn't have a listing for a cemetery on the Jabba Track, in fact they had never heard of it.  My g uncle has his name on the Menin Gate with other soldiers who have no known grave.   The only difference in his case is that I have a grave number so I don't know who they can say there is no known grave, unless it just got lost in all the confusion.

I am thinking of travelling to France at some time.  Can you tell me where you got the maps of the position of the track as this may come in handy if I do get there.

Thanks,

Andcarred
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Re: Where is Jabber Track France near Passchendaele
« Reply #13 on: Monday 01 June 09 09:43 BST (UK) »
My Great Uncle was also killed on the 4th October. He is also marked as being buried J4B43. He was buried on the 6th October, and his name is on the Menin Gate. I  was in Ieper Belguim for three nights and went to the Gate every night. It was an amazing experience.
The tour guide give me the maps. On the map it has Zonnebeke Courtesy of National Archives of London
www.memory-map.com
The Guide I had was excellent. He lives in France and was in the British Army. We were a group of twenty, and did a 10 day Anzac tour, but he also does small tours. Hope this is a help to you.

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Re: Where is Jabber Track France near Passchendaele
« Reply #14 on: Monday 01 June 09 23:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information, I will contact the map centre.

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Re: Where is Jabber Track France near Passchendaele
« Reply #15 on: Monday 06 March 17 07:18 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

My name is Olivia Shaxson. For my Modern History assignment i have chosen to research the life of your great Uncle Frederick Theodore Allwood. I was extremely surprised to see his name on this post when i started looking for Jabber Track.
I was wondering if you have any information regarding your Uncle's life that you may be able to pass onto me to assist in making my assignment as factual as it can be.
 
Thank you in advance for any information you can pass on.
Olivia Shaxson

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Re: Where is Jabber Track France near Passchendaele
« Reply #16 on: Friday 10 March 17 22:53 GMT (UK) »
Rather a long track I'm afraid. The placemark on the Google Earth view is in the same place as the green flag on the trench map. It's north-east of Polygon Wood




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Re: Where is Jabber Track France near Passchendaele
« Reply #17 on: Friday 10 March 17 23:04 GMT (UK) »
Apologies Andcarred. Just read your first post properly and realised that's a map reference. The map reference given for the grave is marked as a red placemark on map and Google Earth view. Actual coordinates are 5051'45.30"N  259'47.40"E