On this day 10th April 1916

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


9.2 HowitzerThe 9.2 Howitzers in conjunction with the Centre Group 2″ & Stokes Mortar Batteries bombarded an enemy mine shaft opposite VERNON.

The 2″ T. Mortar made good shooting but the 9.2 Howitzers were very wild & really did no good.

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


 Killed in action

Twigge-Bailey3562 Pte Alfred Bailey aged 26 and 3568 Pte Leonard Twigge aged 21 were killed by a shell explosion and buried next to each other in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY near MONT-ST. ELOI. Wounded by the same shell was 3563 Pte Frank John Lowndes.

Alfred, Leonard and Frank were part of a group of men from the Tissington, Parwich and Ashbourne area that ensiled on the 13th November 1914.

3562 bailey


Wounded in action

3631 Pte George Green a labourer from Chesterfield who enlisted in January 1915 returned to England on this day and was discharged in December 1917. Served with the 29th Provisional Battalion.

4565 John William Fletcher was wounded in action.

4089 Pte Walter Baker a miner from Chesterfield who enlisted in March 1915 returned to England due to rheumatism and was discharged in August 1916. Served with the 29th Provisional Battalion.

4487 Pte George Henry Smith from Ashbourne who enlisted in August 1915 and suffered a GSW to the legs and face.

3429 Pte John James Dykes a farm labourer from Derbyshire who enlisted in December 1914 suffered a GSW to the left leg and returned to England.

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