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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]