On this day 18th May 1916

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


18th: Company Commanders & 1 other Officer per Company went round the line. 1 Officer & 2 N.C.O.s per Company of those in fire trenches stayed on until relief inn 19th instant.

139th Bde M.G.C. relieved 137th Bde on night of 18th. Relief complete 10 p.m. – very hot day.

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


3806 Pte Mark Armstrong, a miner from Clay Cross who enlisted in February 1915, suffered a GSW in the left thumb and was sent to the 2 General Hospital in Havre before returning to England for treatment.

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