31.1.917: Relieved 5th Battalion and took over Right Coy S Sector of X2 Sector
1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]
31st: Hostile artillery more active – 120 rounds being fired into Foncquevillers between 9 and 10pm. 6th and 8th Battalions take over the front line.
139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]
1/5th and 1/7th Battalion Casualties due to the German bombardment
- 20529 Pte Albert Edward Ernest Victor Clark aged 23 and the Son of Henry and Alice clark of 92 Creek Rd., March in Cambridgeshire.
- 1422/200075 Lance Sergeant Harry Howard aged 26 and from Codnor Park in Derbyshire see here.
- 2002 Pte Joseph Raybould aged 22 the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Raybould of 10 Stone Row in Jacksdale Nottinghamshire. Joseph enlisted into the 5th Battalion in January 1914 and arrived in France See here.
- 5488 Pte John William Wigham aged 34 and the Son of Joseph Wigham of 91 Vallets Lane in Bolton. Born in Bootle, Liverpool. John enlisted into the 3/5th Battalion on the 24th March 1916. He arrived in France in July 1916.
- 1510 Pte George Barnett aged 21 and a pre-War Territorial from Sneiton in Nottinghamshire. He was the son of Thomas and Maud Barnett and the brother of Elizabeth, John and Gladys Barnett. In 1911 they lived at 18 Guys Terrace, Blue Bell Hill, St Ann’s, Nottingham.
- 1141 Pte Albert Nicola Woodward