2nd Battalion War Diary, August 1915

  2nd Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1914-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/1655 & WO/95/1656   
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events
ROBECQ
1/8/15 to
16/8/15
The Battalion remained in Rest Billets.
ROBECQ
17/8/15
The Battalion proceeded to Divisonal Reserve Billets at LOCON.
LOCON
18/8/15 to
25/8/15
Divisional Reserve Billets.
On 20th August a draft of 25 Other Ranks joined the Battalion.
On 21st August Capt A.P. Blackwood rejoined the Battalion from 28th Bn London Regt (Artists Rifles).
On 22nd August 2nd Lieuts W.L. Day and J.G. [Grinter?] joined the Battalion.
LOCON
26/8/15
The Battalion proceed to Reserve Trenches near MARIAS.
Near MARIAS
27/8/15 to
30/8/15
In Reserve Trenches. Casualties:- 4 wounded.
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30/8/15
The Battalion proceeded to Divl Reserve Billets near LOCON.
Near LOCON
31/8/15
The Battalion was temporarily attached to the 1st Division and proceeded to Reserve trenches at NOYELLE being attached to 2nd Brigade.
[Additional note written in the remarks and references column]

The 1st Grenadier Guards and 2nd Scots Guards were transferred to a newly formed Guards Brigade and were replaced by 8th& 9th Devon Rgt.

E. Thorpe, Lieut-Colonel
Commanding 2nd Bn The Border Regt.

References / notes[edit]

  • National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/1655
  • The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
  • War diary transcribed by P. Bramham.