Category Archives: Trench duty

71st Trench Duty: 23rd – 27th June 1918

23.6.18: Battalion relieved 1/5th Leicestershire Regiment in RIGHT subsection of GORRE SECTOR

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


23.6.18: Relieved 138th Brigade in GORRE SECTION night of 23/24 June.

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


305096 Pte William Tudbury died of wounds aged 23. Son of William and Mary Jane Tudbury of 23 Orchard St., Hucknall in  Nottingham.

A Pre-War Territorial who arrived in France in June 1915 and only served with the 1/8th Battalion.

70th Trench Duty – 15th – 19th June 1918 “Our left subsection received a good deal of retaliation”

15/6/18 ESSARS: Battalion relieved 8th Sherwood Foresters in the LEFT sub sector of ESSARS Sector.

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


15.6.18: The 3rd Division on our left advanced their line West of LOCON under an artillery barrage. Our left subsection received a good deal of retaliation. Otherwise a quite day. Two patrols were out during the night.

200944 Pte William Henry Baldwin killed in action aged 21. Son of Robert and Harriet Baldwin of Long Eaton in Nottingham. Previously served with the 2/5th and 2/6th Battalions. Most likely arrived in France with the 59th Division in spring 1917.

93785 Pte William Buckley killed in action aged just 19. Son of Abraham and Elizabeth Buckley of 23 Albert St., Silverdale in Staffordshire. Most likely mobilised in the summer of 1917 and only served overseas with the 1/8th Battalion.

93567 Pte George Reid Atkinson was mortally wounded aged 19. Son of TB and CJ Atkinson of 63, Hyde Park St., Gateshead. Most likely mobilised in the summer of 1917 and only served overseas with the 1/8th Battalion.

5095/306856 Pte Arthur Charles Lover was mortally wounded aged 24. Son of Walter and Louisa Lover of Croydon in Surrey. Enlisted March 1916 and most likely arrived in before the end of 1916. Only served overseas with the 1/8th Battalion. A resident of Mansfield.

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

68th Trench Duty – 16th – 20th May 1918

20.5.18 ESSARS: Battalion relieved the 1/5th Sherwood Foresters in the left sub sector of the ESSARS SECTOR.

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


16/5/18 ESSAR SECTION: Hostile artillery very active during afternoon and evening and night firing heavy bursts on different areas. Inter-Battalion reliefs during the night.

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

 

67th Trench Duty 6th-10th May 1918

6.5.18 LE QUESNOY: Battalion relieved the 1/5th Sherwood Foresters in the left subsection of the GORRE SECTION.

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


6/5/18: Quite day. Considerable movement of horse transport was seen on ESTAIRES-LA-BASSEE Road. Many civilian carts were also seen on this road.

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

66th Trench Duty 2nd-4th May 1918

2.5.18 VERQUIN: The Battalion releived the 1/6th North Staffs Regt in Right Subsection of the GORRE SECTOR.

Right Sub-Sector of the GORRE Section

Left Sub-Sector of the GORRE Section

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


1/5/18 – 2/5/18 GORRE SECTOR: Brigade in Divisional Reserve in FOUQUIRES VADRICOURT area. Relieves 137th Infantry Brigade in GORRE SECTION on night 2/3 May.

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

65th Trench Duty 24th April – 2nd May 1918

24.4.18: Battalion relieved 7th Battalion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry in line ESSARS SECTOR on right of LOCON.

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


24/4/18 ESSARS SECTOR: 139th Infantry Brigade relieves 8th Infantry Brigade in the line in ESSARS SECTION on night 24/25.

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