On these days 11th to 15th April 1916

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

11th: A very nasty wet day. The enemy shelled some of our own C.T.s in the evening.

12th: Another wet day. The 8th Battn relieved the 7th Battn in the left sector trenches, the latter Battn going back in Brigade Reserve Reserve in Mont St Eloy.

13th-15th: Normal day. Weather got bad again & trenches are made difficult to clear. This also increase labour where earth has to be dug.

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

Men who died of wounds

3835 Pte William Slack a labourer from Chesterfield who enlisted in February 1915 and arrived in France with the 7th Reinforcement in April 1916. William died at the 30th Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received.

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3632 L/Cpl Edward Blood a miner from Bolsolver who enlisted in January 1915 and arrived in France in November 1915 with the V Reinforcement. Edward died in the field from wounds received. 3632 blood3632 blood e

Men who were wounded

3212 Pte Ernest Hutchinson was wounded with “B” Company.

1992 Pte Herbert William Hunt a miner from Pisley and a Pre-War Territorial suffered a GSW to the face, eye and right arm and returned to England.

3667 Pte Stephen Self a wool labour from Matlock Bath was wounded with “D” Company.


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