On this day 18th February 1917

18.2.1917 HALLOY: Battalion moved to BEAUDRICOURT.

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


18th: Small bombardment of enemy front line carried out by one stokes and 2″ Trench Mortars. Enemy retaliated on Lincoln Lane and the right sub-sector. An enemy message picked up on the I.T. enabled us to withdraw the detachment from a heavy trench mortar emplacement before the hostile artillery commenced firing.

About fifty 4.2s fell near Roberts Avenue and Snipers Square about midday and a similar number of 77mm and 4.2s around Roberts Avenue between 2 & 3pm.

A patrol again entered the SNOUT during the night and another visited the POPLAR and the LITTLE Z without finding any of the enemy.

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


265382 Pte Thomas Edward Morley of the 1/7th Robin Hoods died of wounds at the Casualty Clearing Station possible as the result of gas shell poisoning.

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