1st Battalion War Diary, August 1916
| 1st Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)|
The National Archives WO/95/4311 & WO/95/2305
|This war diary page forms part of the Border Regiment Portal|
|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events|
|Moved from N. CAMP on Proven – POPERINGHE ROAD to YSER CANAL in BRIGADE RESERVE.|
|Moved from CANAL BANK to firing line.|
Casualties – week-ending 5/8/16
|Armour Regt. joined Btn.|
|29 O.R. joined from Base.|
|MAJOR F.H.S. LE MESURIER wounded by shell. Gas attack on Right & Left flanks, nothing on our front.|
|2nd LIEUT. A. CAMPBELL joined from course of Instruction, and took over command of “D” Company.|
|15 O.R. joined from Base. 8 O.R. rejoined from 177th TUNNELLING COMPANY.|
|8 O.R. attached to 87th M.G. Coy.|
Casualties week-ending 12/8/16
|7 O.R. joined from Base. MAJOR F.G.G. MORRIS joined Battalion.|
|MAJOR F.G.G. MORRIS appointed temporary LT. COLONEL. CAPTAIN (temporary MAJOR) J.R. MEIKLEJOHN resumed the duties at the Headquarters of the Battalion on relinquishing command of the Battalion. 3 N.C.Os. rejoined from Divl. School. 3 N.C.Os. to course at Divl. School.|
|20 O.R. to course of Bombing. 2nd LIEUT. BEATTIE to course of Bombing. 2nd LIEUT. LYALL to course at Divl. School.|
|8 O.R. to course of TRENCH MORTAR BATTERY.|
|From “A” CAMP, VLAMERTINGHE to CANAL. 1 O.R. to course of Sniping.|
Casualties week-ending 19-8-16
|2ND LIEUT. BEATTIE rejoined from Bombing Course.|
|20 O.R. rejoined Bombing Course. 1 O.R. transferred from D.L.I.|
|2nd LIEUT. D.M. BOWYER, killed in action (shell).|
2nd LIEUT. F.A. PRESCOTT, 3rd attd. 1[?] BTN. THE BORDER REGT., attached R.F.C.
|Moved up to CANAL.|
8 O.R. joined from BASE.
Joined from Base 27-8-16
|EXTRACT from BTN. ORDERS:-|
The Commanding Officer wishes it to be made known to all ranks that he is greatly pleased with the conduct of the Officers, N.C.Os. and men of the working party on the night of the 26/27th inst., who completed their task under very trying circumstances. This was on the new MONMOUTH TRENCH. He has had great pleasure in bringing their conduct to the notice of the G.O.C. BRIGADE.
[signed] Lieut. [?]
a/adjt. 1st Btn. The Border Regt.
References / notes
- National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/2305
- The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.