2nd Battalion War Diary, August 1916
| 2nd Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)|
The National Archives WO/95/1655 & WO/95/1656
|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events|
|The Battalion remained in rest billets.|
|The Battalion marched to HANGEST and entrained for MERICOURT arriving about 5pm. The Battalion then marched to billets at BUIRE.|
|The Battalion encamped in a field North of the Church, BUIRE.|
|The Battalion remained encamped in reserve.|
|The Battalion attended a ceremonial parade for the presentation of honours to Officers, NCO’s, and men of the French Army by the Army Commander.|
Drafts, as under joined the Battalion during the month.
Lieut. W.B. BUTLER and 2nd Lieut. J.S. WILLOX joined the Battalion on 26/8/16.
38 Other Ranks were evacuated Sick during the month.
The strength of the Battalion on the last day of the month was 32 Officers, 785 Other Ranks.
[signed] E. Thorpe Lieut-Colonel
Commanding 2nd Battn. The Border Regt.
References / notes
- National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/1655
- The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.