On this day 5th June 1916

At 10 am the course commenced. Our instructor is Capt Hesketh-Prichard who is better known as an author, cricketer and big game shooter. The course itself is rather slack. Things learnt are how to repair set telescopic sights & choice of colour for invisibility.

[Lieutenant Josiah Taylor]Prichard

Major Hesketh Vernon Prichard, later Hesketh-Prichard, DSO, MC, FRGS, FZS

(17 November 1876 – 14 June 1922)

5th June: The 6th and 8th Battalions Sherwood Foresters were relieved tonight by the Battalions of the 138th Infantry Brigade. This completed the whole relief which finished about 11.20 p.m.

Our casualties during the time we have been in this line since 20th May have been:-

Officers NIL, Other Ranks 9 killed, 46 wounded.

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

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