1st Battalion War Diary, October 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|
|32 Other Ranks joined from Base.|
|2nd LIEUT CAMPBELL rejoined from leave to England.|
|Relieved by LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH, 55th BOE.|
|Arrived J. CAMP. 2nd LIEUT SUTRO rejoined from Field Ambulance.|
|2nd LIEUT CLARK & KEMP rejoined from 29th Divl. School. CAPT. J.E. EWBANK rejoined from Recommand, VIII Corps.|
|Marched from J. CAMP to HOFOUTRE SIDING, POPERINGHE, and entrained for the SOMME and the “Push”.|
|CAPT. H. EWBANK joined Battalion as Chaplain.|
Casualties week ending 7.10.16.
|Arrived about 4.30a.m. and marched to ALLONVILLE where the Btn. occupied Billets.|
|Marched to BUIRE via QUERRIUE and LA HOUSSOYE. (Billets).|
CAPT. BUNTING rejoined from 2nd ARMY SCHOOL.
|2nd LIEUT BEATTIE to Brigade Pioneers.|
|Left BUIRE and marched to FRICOURT CAMP. Men in bivouacs and officers in tents. Very cold.|
|Casulaties week ending 14.10.16.|
From Hospital 15. To Hospital 13.
|2nd LIEUT MORRIS to [? - take command] of Divl. Baths.|
2nd LIEUT PALMER rejoined from leave to England.<br> 2nd LIEUT [?-J or B]elfor to T.M.B.
|Marched from FRICOURT to BERNAFAY WOOD. Within 10 minutes of arrival shell burst and killed 2nd LIEUT JOHNSON from Field Ambulance.|
|Moved up to SWITCH TRENCH.|
|Moved up to front line beyond GUEDECOURT. (GREASE + GAP TRENCHES, SUNKEN ROAD + PILGRIMS WAY)|
Casulaties week ending 21-10-16.
|2nd Lieut Blomfield to Lewis Gun Course at ETAPLES.|
|2nd Lieut Ashby wounded by shell. CAPT. CARGILL rejoined from VIII Corps Senior Officers' Training School.|
|LIEUT NEW to course (Telescopic Sight).|
|LIEUT ROBINSON, M.C., wounded.|
|From firing line to SWITCH TRENCH. To BERNAFAY WOOD.|
|Casualties week ending 29.10.16.|
KILLED 18. WOUNDED 50. DIED OF WOUNDS 1. MISSING 5.
|To ALBERT via MAMETZ. LIEUT ROBINSON rejoined from wound.|
|2nd Lieut Morris rejoined from Divl. Baths.|
MISSING BELVD KILLED attd T.M.B. 1.
[signed] R.G. Cullis. Lieut.
A/Adjutant. 1st Btn. The Border Regiment
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 Battery.