On Y Day 28th June 1916

28.6.1916 GAUDIEMPRE: 2/Lt LN JOHNSON  and 2/Lt AJ COOKE joined from England.

Capt PARBERRY Sanitary Officer ordered isolation and inoculation of 65 men.

28.6.1916 FONQUEVILLERS: Bn relieved 5th Sherwood Foresters in trenches (LEFT SECTOR) pending operations.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

28th: “Y” day.

Another wet day – well the rain never stop. All the preparation was completed for the fight tomorrow, when orders were received postponing everything till further orders. On strength of this the 5th Battn SF were taken out of the line and the 6th Battn SF put in the, the former being billeted in POMMIER alongside the 8th Batn SF. The relief was completed by 3.45am.

There was a fake smoke attack today, which drew very little retaliation from the Bosche. Wire cutting went on as usual. At 2-30 pm orders were received postponing Z day.

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

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