36th Trench Duty 25th – 30th October 1916

25.10.1916 BELLACOURT: Lt Col. GD GOODMAN CMG returned from Divisional School. Relieved 5th BATTN in RIGHT SECTOR.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

4am: Early in the morning we stopped the enemy working in front of Blaireville Wood by Lewis gun fire.

7.30am: 6th & 8th Battalions relieved the 5th & 7th in the front line. The 5th returning to BAILLEUVAL.

10.15pm: In order to cooperate in a raid carried out  by 137th Infantry Brigade on our right, a bombardment of the German BLOCKHOUSE was continued for 30 minutes. Our left group RA, one 2″ trench mortar & a stokes mortar, which was brought into action in the RAVINE cooperated. The enemy retaliated with several batteries of 77 & 4.2 howitzers & several trench mortars on both our sectors. Some damage being done to trenches.

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

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