11th Battalion War Diary, July 1918

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  11th Border Regiment (Lonsdale) War Diary Transcriptions (1915—1918)
The National Archives WO/95/2403   
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THIS IS THE LAST WAR DIARY ENTRY FOR THE 11TH BORDER REGIMENT.
Place Date Hour Summary of Events
AILLY LE HAUT
1st July to 18th July
Training 1st Batt 130th Inf. USA
20th
Moved to EPAGNE.
EPAGNE
21st
Received orders to move to ABANCOURT - SER QUEUX area.
22nd
Entrained for ABANCOURT at 6pm.
ABANCOURT
23rd
Arrived ABANCOURT 1am. Marched to Camp.
24th
Orders recived for 11th Batt Border Regt to be disbanded and for personnel to proceed to the base (198 Inf Bde 1737A).
ABANCOURT
25th
Orders for disbandment of 11th Batt Border cancelled (198 Inf Bde 1737A 25/7/18).
26th
Training.
29th
Orders received for W.O.'s N.C.O.'s & men of the cadres to proceed to join the 1/5 Batt Border Regt (A.G. letter C.R. 5/9054/30 G.) & for battalion to be disbanded from date of departure.
31st
11th Batt Border Regt proceeded by 10.30am train from ROMESCAMP to join 1/5th Batt Border Regt. 11th Batt Border Regt disbanded from today.
[signed] A.N. Evehill, Lt. Col.
O.C. 11th Bn The Border Regt.

Appendix I[edit]

Letter of transfer of 11th Border Regiment to 1/5th Border Regiment. Letter damaged and most of the right side is torn away; as a result many words are missing.

COPY

C.R S/9084/?



G.O.C.,

  L. of C. Area

       With reference to O.B./2231 dated 16.7.1918:-

(1)    Please despatch personnel (W.Os., N.C.Os. and ,men) of the....[missing words]
Training Staffs named below, up to Establishment laid down O....[missing words]
dated 11.4.1918 and as amended by O.B./1851/A dated 27.4.1918....[missing words]
units shown. Any surplus personnel belonging to such battalion....[missing words]
sent to their respective Base Depots.
Order regarding officers will be issued A.G., G.H.Q.

Battalion Training Staff  :-

11th Border Regt.        To join 1/5th Border Regt.

(2)    Nominal rolls of personnel proceeding either to units or....[missing words]
Depots, as above, should accompany them (stating any special qu....[?-qualifications]....[Missing words]
they may possess - and in the case of W.Os. and N.C.Os. their....[missing words]
rank), copies being sent to this office; number and date of th....[missing words]
should be quoted on the rolls.

(3)    The number of W.Os., N.C.Os. And men comprising the battalion.... Training Staffs and date of departure from 66th Division should be wired to headquarters of the Formation to which they are proceeding, and repeated to this office - such date to be taken as the date of disbandment of the Battalions to which the Training Staffs belonged and the W.Os. and N.C.Os. Concerned will revert to their permanent rank from that date.

       Copy of instructions as to disposal of these battalions Training Staffs on arrival with their new units is attached for your information.



(Sgd) EDW Graham,
Major General,
Deputy Adjutant General.

G.R.Q.,
3rd Echelon,
26th July 1918

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.