On this day 19th July 1916

19.7.1916 BELLACOURT: GOC inspected Battn (Maj Gen W THWAITES) & said he was pleased with the appearance of the men.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

July 19: Started to make ourselves unpleasant. Our Arty very noisy at ——

[Lieutenant Josiah Taylor]

19th: The GOC Division inspected the transport of units today and also the 6th and 8th Battns Sherwood Foresters. The turn out of the transport was very good indeed and the GOC was highly pleased.

He also spoke very highly of the turn out of the 6th Battn SF. The enemy kept up an intermittent artillery fire today on our front trenches & subsequently lifted on to BELLACOURT, going very near the Headquarters of the 6th Battn Sherwoods.

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

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