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