2/4th Battalion War Diary, March 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
Lieut. R. T. Bruckman, 2 officers, and 100 other ranks, proceeded at 04.30 hours to join the column under Brigadier-General N. Woodyatt, C.B., for the destruction of the villages of Jahaugirpura and Wazir Kalai. Detachment returned at 18.45 hours, having marched twenty-six miles and destroyed the villages.
One officer and 50 other ranks arrived at Sadar Garhi from the Depot.
Ten officers arrived at the Depot at Peshawar for attachment to the Battalion.
Enemy sniped No. 15 Blockhouse during the morning from sangars on the hill to the north-west.
No. 7 Blockhouse and the listening post on the left attacked at 20.50 hours by tribesmen from the front and from the nullah to the east of the blockhouse. The tribesmen were driven off, the wire remaining intact.
Tribesmen attempted to break through the wire near No. 11 Blockhouse at 23.30 hours. Driven off by the listening post.

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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