2nd Battalion War Diary, June 1915
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| 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 reserve billets.|
|Two platoons of A Company proceeded to the trenches in support of 6th Gordon Highlanders who attacked the German front line trenches at 9.40pm after the explosion of a mine. The crater was taken but evacuated early on the morning of 10th May.|
|Two companies proceeded to the trenches relieving the 6th Bn Gordon Highlanders.|
|The remainder of the Battalion proceeded to trenches in the early morning.|
|The Battalion was relieved in the trenches by The Queens Regt a tabout 6pm and proceeded to billets at LES HARISOIRS.|
|In billets 2nd Lieut R.F. Baker joined the Battalion on 6/6/15. 2nd Lieut M.J. Smith 3rd Hants joined Battalion on 7/6/15.|
|The Battalion proceeded to billets at MARIAS.|
|2nd Lieut R.K. Ehrenborg, 2nd Lieut J. Walker, 2nd Lieut W.N. Beaumont, Lieut A.W. Sutcliffe, 2nd Lieut C. [Ayluce?] 3rd Wilts joined the Battalion with a draft of 30 Other Ranks. The Battalion proceeded to the trenches at 8pm relieving Royal Welch Fusiliers.|
|The Battalion was relieved in trenches by 2nd Gordon Highlanders and proceeded to reserve billets at GORRE. Casualties 14/6/15:- 2 killed 7 wounded.|
|The Battalion remained in reserve billets. A draft of 25 other ranks joined the Battalion on 7/6/15.|
|The Battalion proceed to trenches relieving 2nd Gordon Highlanders.|
|In trenches. 2 Lieut K. Sheriff, 3rd West Kents was wounded. Lt. G.R.M. Dove, 2 Lieuts. J. Beckett, W.W. Moser, W.R.M. Woolf, V.H. Lyscombe, R.G. Hannessey, R. Rawlinson, joined the Battalion.|
|In trenches. Casualties 2 killed 17 wounded. The Battalion was relieved on the night of 23/6/15 by 1st S. Staff Regt and proceeded to billets at LOCON.|
|In billets. A draft of 30 other Ranks joined the Battalion. 2 Lieuts R.F. Ventris, K.W. Bourne, J.W. Gates, R.G. Spalding proceeded to join 2nd South Lancs Regt.|
|The Battalion proceeded tobillets at BEUVRY at 9pm.|
|The Battalion proceeded to trenches at 4.30pm relieving 1st Grenadier Guards.|
|In trenches. 2 Lieut J. Beckett was killed on 28/6/15. 2 Lieut R.F. Baker, 3rd Wilts Regt was wounded on 29/6/25.|
Casualties 27-30/6/15:- 8 killed, 14 wounded.
The Battalion was relieved on the night of 30/6/15 and proceeded to billets at BUSNES arriving at 3am
M. Crackenthopre, Captain
Commanding 2nd Bn 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.
- War diary transcribed by P. Bramham.
- 2nd Lieut. Wilfrid Newton Beaumont. Died 25/09/1915. Age: 28. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Son of the late George Edward and Sarah Beaumont.
- CWGC records one casualty: James Royal (17644 Pte.) Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.
- 2nd Lieut. Kenneth Sheriff. Died 23/06/1915. Age: 19. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Born at Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire. Son of James and Mary Sheriff, of The Elms, Wisborough Green, Sussex.
- 2nd Lieut. Walter Richard Mortimer Woolf. Died 26/09/1915. Age: 29. Buried in Jewish Plot. A.8., Chocques Military Cemetery. Son of Mortimer and Miriam Woolf, of Mayfield, Mortimer Crescent, London.
- 2nd Lieut. Robert Rawlinson. Mentioned in Despatches. Died 25/09/1915. Age: 21. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Son of John Baldwin Rawlinson and Theodora W. Rawlinson of Graythwaite Old Hall, Lancashire.
- CWGC records one casualty: R. Greenop (6826 Pte.) Died 22/06/1915. Buried at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Husband of Annie Bradley (formerly Greenop) of 7, Beaconsfield St., Chester.
- 2nd Lieut. John Beckett. Buried at Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert.