1st Battalion War Diary, September 1917
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| 1st Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)|
The National Archives WO/95/4311 & WO/95/2305
|Instructions regarding War Diaries and Intelligence Summaries are contained in F.S. Regs., Part II, and the Staff Manual respectively. Title Pages will be prepared in manuscript.||WAR DIARY
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|Army Form C. 2118|
|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events and Information|
Training at POLLHILL CAMP.
Brigade Ceremonial Parade under B.g. Gen. Lucas DSO where General B. de Lisle presented medal ribbons to those who had won decorations 16/8/17.
Inspection parade under [?C].
Parades & Staff [?] & tactical Ex for CO. & 2nd in Command & Coy Commanders.
Battalion moved to HERZEELE training ground. billeted in village – very good billets.
Field Day Training 9 AM – 3 PM. with lunch in the open. Glorious day troops worked excellently – most successful & pleasant day.
As for yesterday.
Casualties for week ending 7th.
Decrease. Evacuated. 10. Transferred 1. Total 11 O.R.
Brigade training field day similar to the previous battalion ones.
Moved back to POLLHILL CAMP again at conclusion of training.
Brigade sports this afternoon. Battalion won Band Race. Officers Pick a back race. Dog Show. Bicycle race 2nd & 3rd. Tug of War 2nd.
Marched to Bandaginghem station and entrained for Elverdinghe to MICHEL FARM & supplied working parties to the RE.
Increase during week ended 14/10/17 (sic)
Working parties to RE as before.
Battalion returned to POLLHILL CAMP. Today by train to BANDAGINGHEM.
Sunday. Two Parades.
Brigade ceremonial parade before Gen. LaCAPELLE cmd. 3rd French Army Corps who presented French decorations including CROIX DE GUERRE to PTE MASSEY no.4927 1st Border Regt
Bathing & inspections.
Battalion moved to HENLEY CAMP behind ELVERDINGHE. Very comfortable camp. Enemy aeroplanes dropped bombs fairly near tonight but no casualties nor damage done.
Training at HENLEY CAMP & started Battalion inter platoon football matches.
Training etc. as yesterday.
Casualties week ending 21st
|24th to 30th|
Training at Henley Camp.
Casualties for week ended 29th
[Signed] AW Sutcliffe Capt.
References / notes
- National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/2305/1
- The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
- War diary transcribed by Hugh Fulton
- Assumed to be: 2Lt Leonard Bishop Clapp.
- Assumed to be Private 4927 G. Massey
- Assumed to be: 9597 Thomas Samuel Gayes; 9531 William Joseph Aldridge Burkmar; Richard Leonard Beckh.