28.8.1916 TRENCHES: Relieved 5th Battalion in RIGHT SECTOR.
War Diary [WO/95/2694]
Amongst the men that arrived in the draft (part of the 17th Reinforcement) was 3276 Pte John Rupert Pidcock (1894-1968) a gardener from Darley Dale near to Matlock. John was granted Proficeny Pay Class I on the 1st July 1917. He was later transferred to the Labour Corps.
28th: 6th Battalion relieved the 5th in the RIGHT SECTOR & 8th Battalion relieved the 7th in the LEFT SECTOR.
139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]