11th Battalion War Diary, October 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
In the Line
1/10/17
Battalion held left subsector of LOMBARDZYDE SECTOR. Dispositions unchanged. 2/Lt J.G.M. MARR wounded 5 other ranks killed, 5 other ranks wounded.
In the Line
2/10/17
Dispositions unchanged. 14 other ranks wounded, 1 other rank killed.
In the Line
3/10/17
Dispositions unchanged. 2 other ranks killed, 8 other ranks wounded.
In the Line
4/10/17
Dispositions unchanged. 1 other ranks wounded.
In the Line
5/10/17
4 other ranks wounded. Battalion relieved by 1/6th Batt Lancashire Fusiliers and withdrew to CANADA CAMP, relief quiet and complete at 11.30pm.
COXYDE
6/10/17
Battalion marched to ADINKERKE and proceeded to ROSENDAEL by barge, thence by route march to TETEGHEM, arriving about 8 pm.
TETEGHEM
7/10/17
Time devoted to cleaning of equipment etc. and improving of billets.
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8/10/17
Selection of Training Grounds for Companies. Recreation in the afternoon.
TETEGHEM
9/10/17
Coys at disposal of Coy Commanders for training. Specialist training carried out. Recreation in the afternoon.
TETEGHEM
10/10/17
Coys at disposal of Coy Commanders for Physical Drill & Rifle Firing practices during morning, and Specialist training carried out. Recreation in the afternoon.
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11/10/17
Coys practicing, platoons in the Attack. Recreation in the afternoon.
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12/10/17
Coys practicing, platoons in the Attack and deploying for the attack. Recreation in the afternoon.
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13/10/17
Coys at disposal of Coy Commanders Specialist training carried on. Recreation in the afternoon.
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14/10/17
Church Parade at 10am for A & C Coys and for B & D Coys at 11am.
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15/10/17
A, B & D Coys at disposal of Coy Commanders for Physical Drill and Musketry during morning. C Coy on 6 miles route march. Recreation in the afternoon.
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16/10/17
A, C & D Coys at disposal of Coy Commanders for Physical Drill and Musketry during morning. B Coy on 6 miles route march. Recreation in the afternoon.
TETEGHEM
17/10/17
B, C & D Coys at disposal of Coy Commanders for Physical Drill and Musketry during morning. A Coy on 6 miles route march. Recreation in the afternoon.
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18/10/17
Battalion marched to FORT-DES-DUNES and carried out practice attack, returning to billets at 3pm.
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19/10/17
Coys carried out 6 mile route march in Full Marching Order, and 2 hours Coy training during morning. Recreation in the afternoon.
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20/10/17
Battalion marched to FORT-DES-DUNES and carried out practice attack. Specialists on specialist training. Football competition during the afternoon.
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21/10/17
Battalion Church Parade at 10.30am.
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22/10/17
Coys & HQ carried out 6 mile route march independently in Full Marching Order commencing at 9am.
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23/10/17
Coys at disposal of Coy Commanders for training. Recreation in the afternoon.
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24/10/17
Battalion marched off at 8.15am to ZEGERS CAPPEL arriving at 1pm.
ZEGERS CAPPEL
25/10/17
Battalion marched off at 11.15am to ROUBROUCK AREA arriving in billets at 1pm.
ROUBROUCK AREA
26/10/17
Coys at the disposal of COY Commanders for cleaning up and indoor work. Specialists carried out specialist training.
ROUBROUCK AREA
27/10/17
Fv C.O.’s Lectures during morning. Stretcher Bearers under Medical Officers from 10 to 12 noon & from 2 to 4pm. Battalion carried out practice during afternoon.
ROUBROUCK AREA
28/10/17
Battalion carried out practice attack at dawn, zero hour 5.30am. Church Parades held for Coys during the afternoon.
ROUBROUCK AREA
29/10/17
Coys at disposal of Coy Commanders.
ROUBROUCK AREA
30/10/17
Coy training.
ROUBROUCK AREA
31/10/17
Coy training.
[Signed] T.F. Tweed, Lt. Col.
XI 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.