1st Battalion War Diary, November 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|
|Still resting at ALBERT. The town was shelled slightly.|
2nd LIEUT. BLOMFIELD rejoined from Lewis Gun Course at ETAPLES.
|2nd LIEUT. A. CAMPBELL to course of instruction (9th Flying Squadron).|
2nd LIEUT. H.T. THOMPSON to course of instruction (9th Flying Squadron).
|Entrained at noon.|
Arrived AIRAISNES about 7.30p.m. and marched to ALLERY. Very nice billets for officers and men.
|Casualties week-ending 4-11-16.|
From Base 59 O.R.
|LIEUT. W. de H. Robinson, M.C., granted leave to England.|
2nd LIEUTS. CAMPBELL & THOMPSON from leave of Instruction.
|2nd LIEUT. BEATTIE from 87th Bde i/c Bde Pioneers.|
2nd LIEUT. P.NEW from course of Instruction.
|LIEUT. W.F.H. CHAMBERS granted leave to England.|
|Casualties week ending 11-11-16.|
To Hospital 1 Officer, 21 O.R.
|2nd LIEUT. G.H.S. McDONALD granted leave to England, also LIEUT J,G. ROWAN.|
2nd LIEUT. WISE from FIELD AMBULANCE.
|Left in Trench Mortar buses to BUIRE. Marched from BUIRE to CITADEL CAMP which was very muddy.|
2nd LIEUT. WISE granted leave to England.
|Marched to CARNOY CAMP.|
CAPT. BUNTING granted leave to England.
|To firing line in front of LE TRANSLOY. Practically no accommodation for officers or men.|
MAJOR MEIKLEJOHN granted leave to England.
|1 German prisoner. The frost turned to rain.|
Casualties week ending 18-11-16
|1 Boche captured. Trenches are in a very bad state owing to rain.|
|To support line. CAPT. CLEGG wounded (shell). LIEUT ROBINSON, M.C., rejoined from leave.|
|Back to MANSEL CAMP S. of MAMETZ. Men accommodated in tents, with a brazier to each tent. Officers in huts. Everybody quite comfortable. 2nd LIEUTS. BEATTIE & SPEAR-MORGAN to course at ARMY SCHOOL.|
|LIEUT. CHAMBERS rejoined from leave. 2nd LIEUT. H.M. WOOLF to course of Transport.|
|Casualties week-ending 25-11-16.|
KILLED 6 O.R.
|To support line. CAPT. EWBANK rejoined from leave.|
|LIEUT. ROWAN rejoined from leave.|
2nd LIEUT. McDonald rejoined from leave.
|LIEUT. CHAMBERS wounded.|
|LIEUT. P. NEW rejoined from Field Ambulance.|
|In support. MAJOR MEIKLEJOHN rejoined from leave.|
|To MANSEL CAMP.|
Casualties 25-11-16 to 30-11-16
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.
- Trench Mortar