On this day 7th October 1916

7.10.1916 Trenches: Relieved by 5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters and moved back into billets at BAILLEULVAL (Divisional Reserve)

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

7th: Early in the morning a sanitary man of the 8th Battalion found two Germans on the parapet of our left sector. They threw a grenade at him and disappeared before help could be obtained. Operations commenced relief carried out. Activity of enemy artillery against left sector continued.

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

2694 Pte William Hammond

William Hammond a 20 year old pressman from Mansfield was the only man of the 1/8th Battalion that was killed during October.

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