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2/4th Battalion War Diary, February 1917

    2/4th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/????    
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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.
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