11th Battalion War Diary, August 1917

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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
COXYDE
Wed
1/8/17
10pm
Work impossible due to heavy rain all day. Capt Anderson – Regt Medical Officer in orders for D.S.O. for his work on July 9th, 10th & 11th. Lt Cook-Gray for M.C. on the same date.
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Thur
2/8/17
10pm
Heavy rain continues. Outdoor work impossible. Indoor training carried on.
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Fri
3/8/17
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Heavy rain still continues. Indoor work and Lectures carried on.
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4/8/17
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Rain during morning. Training and recreations.
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5/8/17
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Training under Company Arrangements.
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6/8/17
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Training under Company Arrangements.
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7/8/17
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Training under Company Arrangements. Sea Bathing in the afternoon.
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8/8/17
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Training under Company Arrangements.
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9/8/17
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Training under Company Arrangements.
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10/8/17
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Battn moved to OOST DUNKERQUE at 10am.
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11/8/17
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Training carried out under Coy arrangements.
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12/8/17
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Church Parade at 10am.
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13/8/17
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Cleaning up billets. Inspected by D.A.D.M.S.
OOST-DUNKERQUE
14/8/17
10pm
Battn marched to BRAY DUNES at 9.30am arriving at 1pm.
BRAY-DUNES
15/8/17
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Training under Coy Arrangements. Sea Bathing in the afternoon.
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16/8/17
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Training under Coy Arrangements. Sea Bathing in the afternoon.
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17/8/17
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Training under Coy Arrangements.
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18/8/17
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Battn moved to GHYVELDE at 9am.
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19/8/17
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Battn Church Parade at 10am. Recreations etc.
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20/8/17
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Battn training in Div Attack & rapid consolidation etc.
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21/8/17
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Battn went to BRAY DUNES at 9 am for Range Practice and Bathing returning to billets in GHYVELDE at 6 pm.
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22/8/17
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Battn training in the 32nd Division Attack Scheme in the morning. Sports training in the afternoon.
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23/8/17
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A & C Coys practiced Rapid Consolidation B & D Musketry and firing. Afternoon sports.
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24/8/17
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B & D Coys practiced Rapid Consolidation A & C Musketry and firing. Afternoon sports.
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25/8/17
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97th Brigade Sports – no parades.
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26/8/17
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Battn bathed at Divisional Baths PONT DE GHYVELDE. Major T.F. Tweed took over command.
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27/8/17
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Battn moved at 1.30pm to CANADA CAMP via BRAY DUNES along the beach past LA PANNE to ST IDESBALDE thence inland to CANADA CAMP, arriving 6.30pm.
CANADA CAMP
28/8/17
10pm
Battn moved to OOST DUNKERQUE as Divisional Reserve at 8.50pm arriving 9.50pm.
OOST-DUNKERQUE
29/8/17
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Rain during morning. Cleaning up billets.
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30/8/17
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Training under Coy Arrangements. Working parties at night.
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31/8/17
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Training under Coy Arrangements. Working parties at night.
T.F. Tweed, Major,
Commanding 11th Border Regiment

References / notes[edit]

  • Transcription by K. Johnstone.
  • National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/2403
  • The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.