1st Battalion War Diary, February 1916
| 1st Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)|
The National Archives WO/95/4311 & WO/95/2305
|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events|
|1 other rank to ISMAILIA as [? - actg Instr] machine gun school.|
|Training of the Battalion in musketry, company and battalion drill was continued.|
Casualties week ending 5th-2-16.
|2Lt W. de H. ROBINSON proceeded to ENGLAND on one month's leave.|
|Lt. Col. A. E. St. V. POLLARD rejoined from sick and resumed command of the Battn.|
2Lt G. BADGER-CLARKE (unattached list) joined 6-2-16.
|2Lt G.W.N. ROWSELL assumed the duties of acting adjutant.|
|CAPT. H. MILLARD, T/CAPT W. CLAGUE, 2LT W.A. PRICE proceeded to ENGLAND on one month's leave.|
|1 other rank joined from MUSTAPHA.|
|Battalion trained in ATTACK formations.|
Casualties week ending 12th-2-16.
|Battalion trained in ADVANCED GUARD + ATTACK formations.|
|Brigade practised in ADVANCED GUARDS + ATTACK formations under Brigadier [?]H.T. LUCAS.|
|1 man to CAIRO prison to undergo servetime of 1 year [?].|
|1 officer (2Lt. LEDWARD) 34 other ranks proceeded to form Brigade machine gun company.|
|1 officer (2Lt. R.E. CRANFIELD) and 1 other rank joined in gun company.|
Casualties for week ending 19th-2-16.
|2Lt. S.C. CHEVERTON and 1 other rank proceeded to ISMAILIA to undergo course of instruction in the LEWIS machine gun.|
|2Lt. R.G. CULLIS and 47 other ranks rejoined bringing 61 animals and 19 vehicles from ALEXANDRIA. 10 other rank rejoined.|
|Temp. Major J.R. MEIKLEJOHN rejoined from acting Brigade Major 86th Brigade.|
|Battalion completed grouping practice (5 rds) at 100x. Recruits completed modified course of musketry as per instructions received.|
|Battalion trained in ADVANCED GUARD and FLANK GUARD.|
|Battalion continued course of musketry.|
Casualties sick to hospital 27th to 29th officers nil, others 9. Evacuated unfit 22.
Extract from G.R.O List no.73 [? - Rewards] and Promotions d/ 29-1-16. Capt J.R. MEIKLEJOHN to be Major whilst acting in place of a Major on the Head [?] of the Battalion d/ 28-11-15.
The following names of officers, W.D's and NCO's were mentioned in General Sir IAN HAMILTON'S dispatch dated 11th Dec 1915. Major (Temp. Lt. Col.) H. NELSON, Capt. G.C. MAY, Lieut (Temp. Capt.) J.T.B. DINWIDDIE, A.J. ELLIS (adjutant), Lieut (Temp. Capt.) W. CLAGUE, Temp. Lt A.P.J. ARMSTRONG, no.7015 Coy Sgt Major W. BECKETT, no.9074 Sgt C.DONNITHORNE, no.9156 a/Sgt S.H. WARD, no.8655 Sergt P.KEEFE, no.10267 a/Sgt T. MAYNARD.
Extract from the Suppliment to the LONDON GAZETTE d/ 3-2-16:-
[Signed on each of the pages]
GWN ROWSELL, 2Lieut.
A/Adjutant 1/Border Regt
References / notes
- National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/4311
- The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.