On the last day of March 1918 – 63rd Trench Duty

31.3.18 BRIGADE SUPPORT CITE ST PIERRE: Battalion relieved 1/8th Sherwood Foresters in the RIGHT SUB SECTOR of the ST EMILIE SECTOR N13.b.60.10 to N.8.d.10.80.

31.3.18: 2/Lieut JF DENNIS MC returned from leave

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


31st March: If weather conditions are favourable gas projectors will be discharged on enemy trenches apposite ST EMILIE SECTION. The gas bombardment was cancelled on Brigade Front.

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


Lapugnoy Military Cemetery

267188 Pte Thomas Henry Evans from Huthwaite died of wounds. Formerly served as 7168 in the Robin Hood Rifles (arrived in France in 1916?).

80496 Pte John William Riley from Alfreton died of wounds. Only served overseas with the 1/5th Battalion.

Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension

204710 Pte Frederick Samuel Jeffery was killed in action. Only served overseas with 1/5th Battalion. From Calverton In Nottinghamshire and husband of Mrs. D. Harpham (formerly Jeffrey)

93651 Pte William Horace Oliver was killed in action.Posted to Sherwood Foresters between July and September 1917 and only served overseas with 1/5th Battalion. Son of Mrs Agnes Winifred Podmore of 6 William St., Stoke-on-Trent.

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