2nd Battalion War Diary, December 1915

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    2nd Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/1655 & WO/95/1656    
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events
E of FESTUBERT
1/12/15
The Battalion was relieved in the trenches by 1st Middlesex Regt and proceeded to billets at LE HAMEL.
LE HAMEL
2/12/15
The Battalion marched at 10-5am to billets at GONNEHAM arriving about 12 noon.
GONNEHAM
3/12/15 to
6/12/15
In billets. 2 Lieut W.L. Johnson[1] joined the Battalion on 4/12/15.
GONNEHAM
7/12/15
The Battalion marched at 1pm to LILLERS and entrained for SALEUX at about 3pm.
SALEUX
8/12/15
The Battalion arrived at 1am and marched to billets at BREILLY.
BREILLY
(10km West of AMIENS)
9/12/15 to
31/12/15
The Battalion remained in rest billets.

Lieut R.F. Milliard, P.R. Dowding, 2nd Lieuts D. Strange S.J. Russell joined the Battalion on 11/12/15.
A Draft of 45 Other Ranks joined the Battalion on 15/12/15.
A Draft of 149 Other Ranks joined the Battalion on 28/12/15.
A Draft of 15 Other Ranks joined the Battalion on 30/12/15.

S.H. Worrall, Major for 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.
  1. 2nd Lieut. Wilfred Johnson. Died 19/04/1916. Age: 24. Buried at Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt. Son of John Johnson, of Franklin Mount, Harrogate.