Fampoux 11 April 1917


Second Lieutenant Quested's 6-man patrol galloped through Fampoux on 11 April 1917 but were all hit by enemy shellfire. All their horses were killed and the men had to make their way back to the Queen's Bays on foot in a snow storm. The village was supposed to have been cleared by the infantry but they had been pinned down and unable to achieve their objective. The painting is by Lionel Edwards and is displayed in the officer's mess of the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards.


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by Stephen Luscombe