1st Battalion War Diary, December 1916
| 1st Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)|
The National Archives WO/95/4311 & WO/95/2305
|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events|
|Casualties week ending 2-12-16.|
|2nd LIEUT R.E.S. JOHNSON proceeded to Lewis Gun Course.|
LIEUT P. NEW to Brigade [?].
|Marched from MANSELL CAMP to reserve at GUILLEMONT.|
|From Guillemont to firing line at LES BOEUFS.|
|Relieved by 10th Btn Rifle Brigade.|
Casualties week ending 9-12-16.
|Entrained at Plateau for CORBIE.|
1st LINE TRANSPORT by road.
|Entrained at CORBIE for LONGPRÉ where billeted for night.|
|Marched by road from CONDÉ to PICQUIGNY.|
2nd LIEUTS L.W. ARMSTRONG + J.L. GAMON to Div. School.
|All billeted in the town, but some of the men in bad billets.|
|Still cleaning the mud off clothing + equipment.|
|Casualties week-ending 16-12-16.|
OFFICERS KILLED 2ND LIEUT F.G. LYALL 9-12-16.
|Marched to HANGEST.|
2nd LIEUT A. CAMPBELL REJOINED FROM F.A.
|The men much better off here.|
|Training [? - alerted]. Pioneers busy fitting up ovens, latrines and making good billets.|
|2nd LIEUT G.C.A. COX to 86th Bde Pioneers.|
2nd LIEUT J.M. MORRIS from 86th Bde Pioneers.
|2nd LIEUT A. CAMPBELL, J.M. MORRIS AND G.F. KEMP to Musketry Camp, PONT REMY.|
Casualties week-ending 23-12-16.
|2nd LIEUTS A. CAMPBELL, J.M. MORRIS and G.F. KEMP rejoined from Musketry Camp.|
|Casualties week-ending 30-12-16.|
OTHER RANKS KILLED nil, WOUNDED nil, SICK to F.A. 4, rejoined from F.A. 7.
|2nd LIEUT C.F. SUTRO rejoined from F.A.
[Signed] R.G. CULLIS, Lieut.
A/Adjt 1/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.
- Field Ambulance.