11th Battalion War Diary, May 1916
| 11th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)|
The National Archives WO/95/2403
|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events|
|Divisional Bge manoeuvres.|
|Divisional & Bge manoeuvres. Draft of 50 other ranks.|
|Batt training. Lts. G. Spring-Rice and C.W. Fowke reported their arrival.|
|Battalion moved from Contay to Bouzincourt.|
|Battalion took over the Authuille Sector from the 19TH Lancashire Fusiliers.|
Party under Lt Barnes remained in billets at Bouzincourt.
|Artillery active on the right, otherwise quiet. Two O.R. wounded. 1 O.R. killed.|
|Artillery active on the right, a few Tms of the left.|
Casualties 1 O.R. killed, 2 O.R. wounded.
|Battalion relieved by 17TH H.L.I. and billeted at CRUCIFIX CORNER, less D Coy, billeted in AVELUY.|
|Working parties supplied to work in AUTHUILLE SECTOR. Two O.R. wounded.|
|Supplied working parties in AUTHUILLE SECTOR. Lt T.C.R. MURPHY reported his arrival.|
|Supplied working parties in AUTHUILLE SECTOR.|
|Batt relieved the 17TH H.L.I. in Authuille Sector. Lt G. Spring-Rice killed.|
|Fairly quiet. Slight amount of T.M. activity.|
|T.M. and artillery activity. 2Lt Ransom reported arrival.|
|T.M. and artillery activity.|
2Lts A.G. Snook, J.R.S. Borman, A.J. Albon reported arrival.
|Fairly quiet. 96TH Bge relieved 97TH Bge.|
11TH Border relieved by 15TH L.F.
[signed] C.W. Margerison Lt.
References / notes[edit | edit source]
- National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/2403
- The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
- From the Supplement to The London Gazette 11th August 1915: Temporary Lieutenant C. W. Fowke, from 9th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers), to be temporary Lieutenant. Dated 21st July, 1915, but with seniority from 2nd November, 1914. From the Supplement to The London Gazzette dated 1st November 1920 contains the following entry: Labour Corps, The undermentioned temp. Capts. relinquish their commissions on completion of service, 2 Nov. 1920, and retain the rank of Capt.: C.W. Fowke.
- Trench Mortars.
- Lancashire Fusiliers.