| 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 billets.|
|The Battalion proceeded to shelter at BOIS DES TAILLES arriving about 1pm.|
|The Battalion remained in billets. 2nd Lieut B.L. Cumpston joined the Battalion on 9/5/16.|
A draft of 50 Other Ranks joined Battalion on 13/5/16.
|B & D Companies and Battn Headquarters proceeded to shelters at GROVETOWN – A & C Companies proceeded to shelters at GRANTOWN.|
|Lieut J.L. Wilson, & 2 Lieuts G. Morrison & D.A. Gillespie joined the Battn.|
|B & D Companies and Battn Headquarters proceeded to Shelters at BOIS DES TAILLES.|
|A & C Companies joined B & D Companies in shelters at BOIS DES TAILLES.|
|2nd Lieut A.J. Croft and a draft of 83 Other Ranks joined the Battalion on 25/5/16.|
E. Thorpe Lieut-Colonel
Commanding 2nd Bn The Border Regt.
- 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. Basil Lancelot Cumpston. Died 10/05/1917. Age: 24. Buried at Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Basil A. and Florence J. Cumpston, of 443, Walmer Rd., Toronto, Canada.
- 2nd Lieut. David Andrew Gillespie. Died 24/01/1917. Age: 29. Buried at Varenne Military Cemetery. Son of William Thomas and Mary Gillespie, of Elmbank, Bowling, Glasgow; husband of Dora E.M. Gillespie, of "Wingfield," Warren Rd., Chingford, Essex.
- 2nd Lieut. Percival Drewett Lucas. Died 06/07/1916. Age: 36. 10th Border Regiment (attd. 2nd Border Regiment). Buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery. Son of Alfred and Jane Lucas; husband of Madeline Lucas, of 92, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London.
- 2nd Lieut. Walter Reginald Hinton. Died 14/07/1916. Age: 25. Buried at Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz. Son of Henry Oastler Hinton and Eliza Rowlatt Hinton, of 79, Arran Rd., Catford, London.
- 2nd Lieut. D.H.H. Logan. Died 01/07/1916. Age: 19. Buried at Citadel Military Cemetery, Fricourt.