No record in the 1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]
13/XII/1917: Hostile artillery and TMs very active during the night owing to operations by Brigade on our left, but quite during the day. A patrol of 7th Sherwood Foresters under Lt J WINNICOTT entered German front line in G11b but found it unoccupied.
139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]
“Pte Reg Nilan aged 19 has been killed by a German Wing Bomb. No physical wounds, but killed by the shock of the bomb exploding against him”
[Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser; 23/12/1917]