Category Archives: Officers

On this day 26th June 1918 – Patrols were out

26.6.18: Lieut JW POTTER and 2/Lieut BADCOCK joined Battalion

John Watts Potter

Benjamin Morley Badcock

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

26.6.18: Hostile artillery fairly active, chiefly on “ROUTE A KEEP”. MGs active again during the night. Five patrols were out, two of which encountered enemy patrols.

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

On this day 17th June 1918

17.6.18: Hostile artillery more active – especially against left sub sector. Two patrols were out during night.

Lieut.-Col. RW CURRIN DSO took over command of the Brigade during the temporary absence of Brig.-General PR WOOD CB CMG who took over command of the Division during Divisional Commander’s absence on leave.

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

On this day 13th June 1918 – Lt Arthur James Nash missing on patrol

13.6.18 ESSARS SECTOR: Hostile artillery quite on forward areas. Several rounds of HE shrapnel were fired onto BETHUNE. Registration of certain cross roads was suspected.

Two patrols were out.

“Two previous attempts to raid this post had been made without success and Lt Nash was reported missing believed killed in a daylight raid”

Arthur was the son of James Frederic Nash of 18 Hampton Park in Redland, Bristol. He was 33 years old when killed on patrol.

On this day 10th June 1918

10/6/18 VERQUIN: Lieut Col. BW VANN MC rejoined from Rest Station and took over Command of Battalion.

Bernard William Vann

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

10.6.18: The Brigade was inspected by the Army Commander ay GOSNAY. The Army Commander expresses satisfaction. Afterwards he distributed medal ribbons to those who had obtained half yearly honours.

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

On this day 8th June 1918

8/6/18: 2/Lieut HG SHENTON wounded in action.

Herbert George Shenton

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

8.6.18 to 9.6.18: Cleaning and training under Battalion arrangements.

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


203285 Pte Henry Percy Carr died of wounds aged 22. Son of William Henry and Rhoda Carr of Newark-on-Trent.

Arrived in France end of 1916 and only served overseas with the 1/8th Battalion.

On this day 3rd June 1918

3.6.18 London Gazette: SURG-MAJOR AW SHEA awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. 166/240017 RQM Sergt W Barker awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal

Arthur Wilson Shea DSO

166/240017 RQMS William Barker DCM

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

3/6/18 GORRE SECTOR: Quite day. Megs showed less activity at night. Three patrols went out.

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