11th Battalion War Diary, June 1918
| 11th Border Regiment (Lonsdale) War Diary Transcriptions (1915—1918)|
The National Archives WO/95/2403
|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events|
|The cadre moved from BUIGNY (Gamaches) and MONTCHELET to PENDE with 1st Batt. 328 Infantry Brigade (American). 1 Coy Cadre proceeded to SELLENELLE to 320 American M.G. Battn. relieving 2/7th Lancashire Regt coy cadre. 1 Coy Cadre proceeded to ESTREBOEUF to 320 American M.G. Coy.|
Training continued - chiefly musketry, L.G. and Gas.
|1 Coy Cadre regained Battn. cadre at TENDE being relieved by 2/7th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers Coy Cadre.|
Training continued in glorious weather and good progress made.
|328 Regt, 82nd Div, left the area.|
|Cadre continued its own training, refresher courses etc.|
|2nd Bn. 108 American Inf. Regt., 27th American Div., arrived. 4 officers and 2 Coy Cadres proceeded to MONS BOUBERT to help training of 3rd Bn. 108 American Inf. Regt.|
|The Cadre moved to FRANLEU to 3rd Battn. 105 American Inf. Regt., 27th American Div. 4 officers and 2 Coy Cadres to MIANNAY to 2nd Bn 105 Inf. Regt.|
Training proceeded - in glorious weather.
|The Cadre proceeded by mach route to DOULLENS, stageing as follows:-|
Night of 2/23 June [1+9]
Night of 23/24 June
|Arrive DOULLENS - billets in the town.|
|Training continued - weather good.|
|The whole Cadre left DOULLENS and marched to AILLY le Haut CLOCHER, stageing night of 27/28 at BERNAVILLE.|
|Arrived AILLY le Haut CLOCHER and affiliated to H.Q and 1st BN 130th American Inf. Regt., 33rd American Division.|
[signed] A.N. Evehill, Lt. Col.
O.C. 11th Bn. The Border Regiment
References / notes
- National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/2403
- The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
- The village of Buigny les Gamaches is in the Somme departement near the coast and near Montchelet mentioned. Pende is up the coast west of Abbeville. There are several other Buigny's in France, so the diarist was trying to make the place clearer to the reader.
- The diarist means marching in stages to the destination with the places mentioned as stopover points (stageing - misspelling).