2/4th Battalion War Diary, February 1917
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| 2/4th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)|
The National Archives WO/95/????
|Transcribed from the War Diary of the 2/4th Border Regiment (1914-1919) and not the original war diary. This book was published by Carlisle book company Chas. Thurnam and Sons in 1920.|
Entries from this source have been heavily abridged from their original form. This version of the war diary should be seen as a brief summary of events rather than a comprehensive account of the battalion's actions.
|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events|
|Ten attached officers proceeded to Ambala.|
|Mobilisation of the Battalion for the Mohmand Blockade Line.|
|Inspection by the G.O.C. 1st (Peshawar) Infantry Brigade.|
|The Battalion (17 officers and 642 other ranks), under the command of Lieut.-Colonel J. F. Haswell, V.D., proceeded, with the 5th Gurkhas, to Sadar Garhi, for service on the Mohmand Blockade Line; camped for the night in the Perimeter Camp, Adozai, the whole force being under Brigadier-General N. Woodyatt, C.B.|
|Marched from Adozai to Sadar Garhi. Arrived at 13 hours, and took over blockhouses Nos. 4 to 16 (inclusive), in relief of the 1st Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (“C” Company, Nos. 4 to 7; “A” Company, Nos. 8 to 11; “B” Company, Nos. 12 to 16; Headquarters, “D” Company, and one section Mountain Battery in the Perimeter Camp, Sadar Garhi).|
|Lieut. L. MacGlasson appointed Adjutant vice Captain H. Thomson.|
|Communication trenches completed from Nos. 5 to 16 blockhouses.|
References / notes
- National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/????
- The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.