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11th Battalion War Diary, March 1916

    11th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/2403    
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1915
1916
1917
1918
Place Date Hour Summary of Events
HENENCOURT
1/3/16
Billets.
EI Sector
2/3/16
Battalion took over EI Sector from the 15TH H.L.I.

The 97TH Bge taking over from the 14TH Bge.

EI Sector
3/3/16 to 6/3/16
Front very quiet owing to bad weather. Snow, frost and thaw alternating. Trenches falling in and very wet.
EI Sector
7/3/16
Trenches improving. Small shelter in support line blown in burying 3 men. 1 shell shock. 2 killed (4 NCO killed). [?-In] evening, 1 NCO wounded by piece of an H.E. shell.
EI Sector
8/3/16
Front quiet.
EI Sector
9/3/16
1) Enemy artillery shelled working party, killing 2Lt Robinson, 1 NCO, and wounding 1 man.

2) 1 man wounded by rifle grenade.

EI Sector
10/3/16
11TH Border Regt relieved by 17TH H.L.I. 11TH Border Regt billeted in Albert, less 1 platoon garrison of TARA REDOUBT.
ALBERT
11/3/16
Working parties for R.E. etc. 1 other rank accidentally wounded.
ALBERT
12/3/16
Working parties for R.E. etc. Draft, 1 officer, 30 other ranks.[1]
ALBERT
13/3/16
Working parties for R.E. etc.

2 other ranks wounded.

ALBERT
15/3/16 & 16/3/16
Working parties for R.E. etc.
EI Sector
17/3/16
11TH Border Regt relieved 17TH H.L.I. in EI Sector.

1 other rank wounded.

EI Sector
18/3/16
Front very quiet.
EI Sector
19/3/16
Front very quiet. Leave commenced.
EI Sector
20/3/16 & 21/3/16
Front very quiet.
EI Sector
22/3/16
Front very quiet.

2 other ranks slightly wounded (shrapnel).
2 other ranks killed (rifle grenade).
3 other ranks wounded (rifle grenade).

DERNANCOURT
23/3/16
The 17TH H.L.I. relieved the 11TH Border Regt. Border Regt billeted in DERNANCOURT. 1 Coy left as garrison of Becourt Wood Defences.
DERNANCOURT
24/3/16 to 28/3/16
Rest billets.
EI Sector
29/3/16
11TH Border Regt relieved 17TH H.L.I. in EI Sector.

Draft:- 2 officers. 2Lts Davidson and Monkhouse.

EI Sector
30/3/16 & 31/3/16
Sector very quiet.
[signed] C.W. Margerison, Lt.

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.
  1. Remarks: 2Lt Bourne [named officer from draft].
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