On this day 12th January 1917

12.1.1917 SOUASTRE: APPOINTMENTS:

  • Captain CB JOHNSON appointed A/Major d/- 13.12.1916

Village shelled by enemy. 2373 L/Sgt John Land wounded in the head and eventually died of his wounds.

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]


12th: Intermittent shelling during the afternoon. SOUASTRE and FONQUEVILLERS shelled during the evening – to which heavy artillery replied by bombarding ABLAINZEVELLE.Ablainzevelle

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


2373 Lance Sergeant John Land

Enlisted in September 1914 and a member of the original “E” Company2373 landWarlincourt

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