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.