On this day 21st May 1916

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


21: Heavy crumping again about same place from 10 AM – 11 Am. 1 Officer & 4 gunners killed & 3 wounded. Gun was badly knocked about.

230th Brigade R.F.A. (1st North Midland); “B” (2nd Lincolnshire) Battery

  • Captain Francis Willmer McAuley “B” Bty., 230th Bde. Royal Field Artillery here
  • 951 Corporal Charles Carty “B” Bty., 230th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
  • 2089 Gunner S H Pratt “B” Bty., 230th Bde. Royal Field Artillery

Centre sector rather worried by rifle grenades but these were silenced when Howitzers were turned on – otherwise quite day.

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


3669 Pte Edgar William Jolly a labourer from New Tupton who enlisted in January 1915 band arrived in France with the V Reinforcement suffered a GSW to the the thigh and arm and was transferred to hospital in England.3669 Jolley4060 Pte George Edward Abbott a miner from Whttington Moor who enlisted in March 1915 and arrived in France with the 4th Reinforcement suffered a shell wound in the chest and legs. He died at the 41st Casualty Clearing Station five days later and is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1.4060 Abbott

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