On this day 17th May 1916

17.5.1916 HUMBERCAMPS: 2/Lt G. Glossop rejoined from England.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

glossopGilderoy Glossop


Went with the C.O. and Adjutant to visit our line of trenches 7 miles away. Found Headquarters in a house in the village of FONQEVILLERS. Trenches some distance away. Lots of wires but very few working. Plenty to do in the way of taking up old lines.

Our village will be a most unpleasant spot when the Hun begins to strafe as in other places. Here it all seems most peaceful at present. By al one way the most peaceful bit of the war i have found.

[Lieutenant Josiah Taylor]


 17th: Representation of all Battalions Bdr M.G Goy, 139/1 & 139/2 ™ Batteries went round the line occupied by 139th Bde.

  • 5th Battn Sherwood Foresters relieve 5th South Staffs
  • 6th Battn Sherwood Foresters relieve 6th South Staffs
  • 7th Battn Sherwood Foresters relieve 6th North Staffs
  • 8th Battn Sherwood Foresters relieve 5th North Staffs (in support)
  • 139th Bde M.G. Company relieve 137th Bde MG Company (on 18th)

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


1425 Pte Ernest Swift, a pipe moulder from Brimington and a Pre-War Territorial in “F” Company was posted to the 46th North Midland Division Base Depot pending transfer to England and discharge as Time Expired.1425 Swift

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