81640 Pte William Holmes was one of several men posted the the 1/5th Battalion. He was the husband of Ellen Holmes, of Loscoe Rd., Loscoe, nr. Codnor, Derbyshire.
He is buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY in WIMILLE
2.9.18: Quite day. Our line ran S14a 3.5, 58c 4.0, S8a 05.65, S1db 8.1, X6C 90.45.
3.9.18: A successful operation was carried out resulting in the capture of our objectives and a few prisoners.
4.9.18: Another operation was successfully carried out.
5.9.18: Artillery active over the whole area. One shell hit HQ of 8th Sherwood Foresters and wounded Lieut Col.- RW CURRIN DSO and all his HQ staff, with the exception of his 2nd in Command.
Night 5th/6th relieved by 56th Division.
The four men killed during the attacks on the 31st August were:-
All four men are buried in FOUQUIERES CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Plot IV, Graves F1-3 & 8.
17-18.8.1918: Quite days. Patrols were out during hours of daylight and darkness. Enemy’s attitude indicated preparation for withdrawal.
139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]
3035/240862 Cpl John Warren was killed in action aged 37. Son of John and Elizabeth Warren, of Danes Moor, Derbyshire; husband of Ruth Mellors (formerly Warren), of 92, Flash Lane, Bramley, Rotherham. Enlisted 1914 and arrived in France in June 1915.
5947 Company Sergeant Major William Thomas Flanagan died at home aged 63. Son of Mortimer and Amelia Flanagan; husband of Florence Ruth Flanagan of Crossings Avenue, Manchester Road, Chapel-en-le Frith.
15.8.18 GORRE: Battalion relieved by in Left Subsector of the GORRE SECTOR by the 1/5th Lincolnshire Regiment and took over the Left Subsection of the ESSARS SECTOR from the 5th South Staffs Regiment.
16.8.18 ESSARS: Battalion relieved in Left Subsection of the ESSARS SECTOR by the 5th Sherwood Foresters.
1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]
16.8.18 ESSARS SECTION: Hostile artillery extremely active. During the early morning short intense barrages were put down on the front and support areas, This had the appearance of counter preparation. Became quite after 7am. Five patrols were out, two of which were by day.
5031/266640 Pte Arthur Haywood from Castle Donnington. Previously served with the 1/7th Battalion.
2077/240401 Cpl George Miles MM aged 23. Son of George and Louisa Miles, of Disley, Stockport. A pre War Territorial who arrived in France with the 46th Division in February 1915.
1893/240319 Cpl James White aged 23. Son of Eliza and the late James White, of Eckington, nr. Sheffield. A pre War Territorial who arrived in France with the 46th Division in February 1915. Previously wounded on 1st July 1916.
4155/241380 Cpl John White aged 33. Son of Mrs. E. White, of Stonebroom, Alfreton, Derbyshire; husband of S. Jane White, of 442, Stonebroom, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Enlisted in early 1915 and arrived in France in November 1915.