2nd Battalion War Diary, June 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 was employed during this period on work in connection with railway construction. 2nd Lieuts N. Ellis and H.J.B. Warren joined the Battn on 1/6/16. 2 Lieut E.W. Shaw joined the Battn on 2/6/16.|
|The Battalion proceeded to trenches in B2 subsector relieving 1st Bn South Stafford Regt. A Draft of 16 Other Ranks joined the Battalion on 11/6/16.|
|In trenches (Casualties: 4 killed, 9 wounded)|
A draft of 7 Other Ranks joined the Battn on 16/6/1916.
|The Battalion was relieved in trenches by 2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders & proceeded to shelters at GRAN TOWN.|
|Shelters at GRAN TOWN. A Draft of 10 Other Ranks joined the Battalion on 21/6/16.|
|The Battalion proceeded to billets at MERICOURT.|
|The Battalion proceeded to billets at MORLANDCOURT.|
|Major G.E. Beaty-Pownall and 4 Other Ranks joined the Battn on 25/6/16.|
72 Other Ranks joined the Battn on 26/6/16.
|Battalion Head Quarters and B Company proceeded to trenches in B2 Sub-Sector.|
|D Company relieved B Company in trenches. B Coy returning to billetsat MORLANDCOURT.|
|A, B, & C Coys proceed to trenches in B2 Sub-sector taking up assembly positions for the attack. Casualties: 30/6/16 Killed:- 1 OR Wounded:- 5 OR.
E. Thorpe Lieut-Colonel
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.
- The following men were killed or died of wounds:
- Frederick Blythe (21989 Pte.) Died 12/06/1916. Age: 27. Buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of John and Eleanor Blythe, of 50 Corporation Road, Carlisle; husband of Mary Anne Blythe, of 3 Dunn's Court, St. John Street, Botchergate, Carlisle.
- H.E. Dent (6412 Pte.) Died 16/06/1916. Age: 36. Buried at Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt. Son of William and Selina Dent, of Birmingham; husband of Susan Mary Dent, of 35 Fifth Avenue, Bordesley Green, Birmingham.
- W. Sword (21243 Pte.) Died 16/06/1916. Buried at Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt.
- Isaac Young (19981 Pte.) Died 14/06/1916. Age: 31. Buried at Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt. Son of Wilfred and Isabella Young, of Kendal; husband of Elizabeth Young, of 18 Scott St., Caldewgate, Carlisle.
- Lt-Col. George Ernest Beaty-Pownall, DSO. Died 10/10/1918. Age: 41. 2nd Border Regiment (attd. 1st Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers) Buried at LijssenThoel Military Cemetery. Son of Lt-Col. G.A. Beaty-Pownall and Susan Beaty-Pownall. His brother Thomas also died with 2nd Border Regiment: Capt. Thomas Trelawny Beaty-Pownall. Died 24/03/1917. Age: 35. Buried at St. Leger British Cemetery.
- 2nd Lieut. John Howard Dothie. Died 27/06/1916. Age: 21. Buried at Citadel Military Cemetery, Fricourt. Son of the late Capt. James Elvery Dothie (Mercantile Marine) and Ellen Mary Dothie, of 32 Endsleigh Gardens, Ilford, Essex. Formerly Lonsdale Battalion.
- CWGC records two killed:
- Richard William Davie (8778 Pte.) Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
- Frederick Stephen Fielder (20999 L/Cpl.) Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
- CWGC records four killed:
- T.E. Sparks (9797 Pte.) Buried at Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt.
- John Herbert Cross (10331 Cpl.) Age: 22. Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe. Son of Herbert and Mary Ann Cross, of 14 Elvaston St., Derby.
- W. Britton (22169 Pte.) Age: 18. Buried at Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt. Son of Thomas and Minnie Britton, of 14 Low Duke St., Workington, Cumberland.
- James Haslam Witter (4195 Pte.) Age: 25. Buried at Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt. Son of Mary Ann Witter, of 10 Hampden St., Bolton, and the late Mr. Witter.
- Thompson Rennie (7989 Pte.) Age: 31. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of William Rennie, of Broughton Cross, and the late Elizabeth Rennie; husband of Jane A. Rennie, of Croft House, Great Broughton, Cockermouth.
- Capt. Edward Randall Chetham-Strode. Died 01/10/1917. Age: 26. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Elder son of Dr. and Mrs. Chelham-Strode, of 60 Wimpole St., London; husband of Adeline Chetham-Strode, of 21 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne.
- Thomas Mullen (8915 Pte.) Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.