11th Battalion War Diary, April 1916

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  11th Border Regiment (Lonsdale) War Diary Transcriptions (1915—1918)
The National Archives WO/95/2403   
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events
EI Sector
1/4/16
Front very quiet. Draft of 20 men arrived on night of 30/3/16.
EI Sector
2/4/16
Front very quiet. Raid on German salient at X20D 7025 postponed owing to brightness of night.
EI Sector
3/4/16
Front very quiet. Casualty: - 1 other rank. Bruised.
SENLIS
4/4/16
11TH Border Regt relieved by 10TH Y. and L. Regt.[1]

Returned to billets in Senlis.

SENLIS
5/4/16
Resting and cleaning up.
SENLIS
6/6/16
Started Coy. Training & musketry etc.
SENLIS
7/6/16
Coy. training etc.
SENLIS
8/4/16
Coy. training etc. Draft of 20 other rank received.
SENLIS
9/4/16 to 11/4/16
Training.
AVELUY
12/4/16
Batt arrived into support at AVELUY.
AVELUY
13/4/16
Working parties.
AVELUY
14/4/16
Working parties. A Coy proceeded to isolation camp at Senlis (measles).
AVELUY
15/4/16
Working parties. 2lt Taylor accidentally killed.
AVELUY
16/4/16
Working parties.
CONTAY WOOD
17/4/16
Batt went into isolation camp in CONTAY WOOD.
CONTAY WOOD
18/4/16
Batt training. Small working parties.
CONTAY WOOD
19/4/16
Batt training. Small working parties.
CONTAY WOOD
20/4/16
Batt training. Small working parties. Draft of 21 other ranks arrived.
CONTAY WOOD
21/4/16 to 23/4/16
Batt training. Small working parties.
CONTAY WOOD
24/4/16
Batt training. Small working parties. Draft of 2 officers. 2Lt Green, D Coy, 2Lt Machell, C Coy.
CONTAY WOOD
25/4/16 to 30/4/16
Divisional & Bge manoeuvres. Batt training. Small daily working parties.
[signed] C.W. Margerison Lt.
11TH Batt Border Regt.

References / notes[edit]

  • National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/2403
  • The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
  1. York and Lancaster Regiment.