On these days 17th – 19th March 1916

No record in the War Diary [WO/95/2694]


17th: Drafts averaging about 120 arrived for each Battalion. Our guns fired on the German communication trenches this evening. There was little or no retaliation. The weather is now warm and dry which is making a great difference to our trenches.

18th: The enemy shelled the Railway Station this morning doing no damage.

The trench line was re-adjusted this evening (see copy of Operation Order 51, attached). The 5th Battn S.F. were pulled out and the 6th & 7th Battn Sherwood Foresters extended inwards to join. 2 Companies of the 2nd Batt R.I.R moved up to the CHEMIN DE CARRIERS. The 5th Batt Sherwood Foresters on relief moved to ACQ, and went into DIVISIONAL RESERVE.

Good progress has been made with the trenches and GUERIN is now a respectable defensive line.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]


3140 Pte George Taylor was killed in action and buried in Mont St Eloi.

3140 Taylor

 

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