13th Trench Duty 5th – 19th August 1915

5.8.1915 Sanctuary Wood: Took over A8-12 & B1, B2 from the 5th Battalion. Order of Companies A B C D. Relieved in Maple Copse by 2nd Battalion.


Two men killed during the relief were:-

1776 Pte. John Barber a calico printer from New Mills who killed in action.1776 Barber1776 Barber 2


2838 Pte. George Birks a miner from Chesterfield who suffered a shrapnel wound and died later that evening at the 28th Casualty Clearing Station.2838 Birks 22838 Birks


The wounded men included:-

1663

Pte Henry Hodgkinson 5.8.15 GS wound in the mouth and admitted to 10 CCS and 23 General Hospital. Transferred to England on 17.8.15. Returned to France on 18.3.16 with the 7th Reinforcement.
18 Cpl William Else 5.8.15 Wounded in the field.
2161 Pte Samuel Johnson 5.8.15

Shell wound in the forehead and admitted to 10 CCS and 22 General Hospital. Transferred to 46 NMD Convalescent Depot and returned to Battalion on 6.10.15.

2174 Pte John Oxspring 5.8.15 Wounded in the field.
3437 Pte Albert Baguley 5.8.15

Shell wound in the face and admitted to 10 CCS and 22 General Hospital. Transferred to CC and 46 NDM Base Depot. Re-joined unit 7.10.15.

2174 Oxspring

John Oxspring3437 Baguley

Albert Baguley

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