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On this day 14th June 1918 – ‘A bold daylight reconnaissance’

14.6.18 LONDON GAZETTE: 2/Lieut JF DENNIS MC to be made Lieutenant 25/4/18.

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

14.6.18 ESSARS SECTION: Quite day. About 70 rounds Priester Bombs were fired into MES PLAUX and X15.

Fourteen Patrols were out, five of which were by day light

One of the latter was a bold reconnaissance of area X.16.c.60.65. This patrol went out twice during the morning and once during the afternoon, when the Officer was killed by a bullet from house X.16.c.60.65. His body could not be recovered owing to heavy rifle fire.

The Officer in question would appear to be Arthur James Nash who is recorded as killed on the 13th June 1918. see here

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.