On this day 31st March 1916

31.3.1916 FERMONT CAPPEL: Draft of 122 Other Ranks arrived from the 3rd LIne as reinforcements.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

Some of these men arrived in France with the 7th Reinforcement, such as 4469 Pte Victor Charles Gelsthorpe :-4469 Gelsthorpe


A quite day in the trenches. The 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters relieved the 7th Batt S.F. in the Left Sector trenches, the latter going into Brigade reserve MONT ST ELOY.

Drafts of 100 & 120 for the 6th & 7th Batts S.F. arrived today, also a draft of 40 for the 8th Batt S.F.

The Commander-in-Chief visited MONT ST. ELOY today.139 Brigade signature

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