23rd Trench Duty 27th March – 3rd April 1916

27.3.1916 ACQ: The detachment returned to billets in the evening.

27.3.1916 ACQ: 2/Lt R Evans to 46th Division School.

27.3.1916 ACQ: Bn relieved 5th Sherwood Foresters in RIGHT SECTOR.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]


The 5th Battalion continued work on the trench & look out posts & by daylight a trench of 5′ deep was dug and the look out post improved.

The lookout post overlooking the Crater was occupied by day. At 5 p.m. a combined bombardment by the Centre Group &  2″ Trench Mortar Battery on the Crater took place with apparently very good results.

The “Straaf” provoked little retaliation. The 6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters relieved the 5th Batt S.F. this evening. Work on the near trench continued.

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


1387 Pte. Leonard Hall a mill hand from Litton Mill and a pre-War Territorial who originally served with “D” Company returned to England on “SS VIPER” as ‘Time Expired’1387 hallSS Viper

 

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