On these days 17th – 19th May 1918 – enemy attempted a raid

17/5/18: Hostile artillery very active during early morning, firing being of a harassing nature.

18/5/18: Hostile artillery again active. At 8.30pm a light barrage of 105 mm shells and TM bombs was fired down on front line of right subsection.

19/5/18: At 3.15am the enemy attempted to raid one of posts near the RUE DU BOIS. He was driven off by rifle and LG fire before reaching our lines. Hostile artillery again active. 20 enemy aircraft crossed our lines during day.

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


81365 Pte John Perkins aged 29. Husband of B. Perkins, of 20, Berkeley St., Thurmaston, Leicester.

203005 Pte Albert Joseph Wakefield aged 30. Son of Frederick James and Hannah Maria Wakefield, of Derby; husband of Elizabeth Wakefield, of 9, Eton St., London Rd., Derby.

203388 Pte George Dennis from Hucknall.


4397/241493 Pte Harry Brumby died of wounds aged 24. Son of William and Emma Brumby, of Pilsley, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Arrived in France in 1916 and only served overseas with the 1/6th Battalion.


307263 Pte Herbert Cooper died of wounds aged 20. Son of James and Ellen Cooper, of 1, Leopold Villa, Albany Rd., Angel Rd, Edmonton, London.

328032 Pte Albert Armstrong killed in action aged 30. Son of John Frederick and Isabella Armstrong, of 54, Vicarage St., Nottingham. See here.

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