Published By John Davies
Peselhoek. 11 Bn Leicestershire Regiment (Pioneers). 13 May 1916.
The 11 Bn Leicestershire Regiment (Pioneers) was stationed at Camp F in the rear area at Ypres involved in work on road maintenance and trench digging in the area around Peselhoek. The men were at various locations; 1 section was at Peselhoek, another was working on road repairs; B Coy was on musketery training; A Coy was assigned to 12 Company Royal Engineers; D Coy was working on Barnsley Road and Colne Valley – 2 communication trenches running up from the Yres canal to Huddleston Road (Map). The unit only casualties the War Diary records are 3 men wounded on 12 May – one of whom died of his wounds in hospital on 13 May.
GOOGLE MAPS centres on Yorkshire Trench and Dug Outs – Barnsley Road and Colne Valley were just to the south running from the bend in the Canal. Yorkshire Trench and Dug Outs are an original section of trench discovered and excavated when the industrial park was being built.
References and Sources WAR DIARY 11 Bn Leicestershire Rgt.
B&O 1916. Ypres. Peselhoek. 11 Bn Leicestershire Regiment (Pioneers). 13 May 1916.