On this day 4th June 1916

4.6.1916 FONQUEVILLERS: Lt J TAYLOR for 3 days instruction in sniping. 2/Lt RD WHEATCROFT rejoined from England.Wheatcroft rd

Ronald Duncan Wheatcroft

War Diary [WO/95/2694]


June 4: 4 pm received orders to go on a sniping course. I was to find a motor bus at entrance to village 4 miles away. I got to the village on a bicycle and found at least 5 entrances. I telephoned Bde for further & better particulars of entrance referred. Reply came crossroads in centre of village. This was an entrance I had not thought of but of course should have done.

6pm. Arrived on bus of Bde HQ of __ Bde in village of LUCHEAUX. Had tea with Genl & proceeded to billets.

It is a very nice little French watering place with splendid woods round. Trout fishing is popular here.

sniping schoolThere are 7 Officers on this course. We have established a mess of our own in a house. I am mess president and therefore very busy buying sardines & c.

[Lieutenant Josiah Taylor]


June 4th: The 5th & 7th Battalions were relieved tonight by two Battalions of the 138th Infantry Brigade. The relief was completed shortly after 11 p.m.

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

 

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