On this day 17th April 1916

17.4.1916 Divl. School: 2/Lt F.W.A. Stubbs to Hospital sick.STUBBS

17.4.1916 Trenches: Relieved by 5th Sherwood Foresters. Casualties for tour other than mine.

Killed 2 OR, wounded 11 OR, died of wounds 2 OR.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]


As a set off to our mine the previous evening the enemy sprung a mine opposite BROADMARSH at 12 midnight this evening.

We had been suspecting trouble here & had practically cleared the trench. One listening post was partially buried but were dug out alive.

We had some difficulty in consolidating the Northern edge of this Crater on account of bombs & only a portion of the Crater trench was dug.

At daybreak posts were established at either end of this trench and the top & flanks of the Crater were covered by Lewis Guns.

We had some 45 casualties.

5th Battn relieved 6th Battn in the Right Sector this evening.

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


 

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