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Across the river from The Argory (a site on our GI Trail itinerary) was Derrygally House, which was another billet for US soldiers. The official camp of the 654 Tank Destroyer Batallion was divided into two distinct sectors; Derrygally House on one side of the river and The Argory on the other. At Derrygally the officers stayed in the house while the men lived in nissen huts in the grounds. Some concrete bases of these huts remain to be seen.
There used to be a bridge over the river to allow passage from Derrygally House to The Argory on the other side. The garages at the house were built by the US Army and inside is a selection of pigeon holes and notice board for various orders. Vehicles were kept under the visual cover of trees on a nearby hill to prevent them being seen by any enemy aircraft.
Andy Glenfield of ww2ni.webs.com found the name CAM GARNER carved into one of the trees at Derrygally House. After doing some research into the name, Andy was able to confirm that Mr Garner survived the war and only died in recent years after living a long life. To find out more about this please follow this link to his page : ww2ni.webs.com