2nd Battalion War Diary, November 1915

  2nd Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1914-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/1655 & WO/95/1656   
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events
HINGETTE BETHUNE
1/11/15
The Battalion proceeded to trenches E of GIVENCHY.
2/11/15
[No entry made].
E of GIVENCHY
3/11/15
The Battalion was relieved in trenches & proceeded to billets at HINGETTE (Casualties 1-3/11/15, 2 wounded).
HINGETTE
4/11/15 to
7/11/15
In Billets Lieut B Hutton and Lieut A. Wright joined the Battalion on 5/11/15.
HINGETTE
8/11/15
The Battalion marched to LE QUESNOY and billeted in Brigade Reserve billets.
LE QUESNOY
9/11/15
In billets.
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10/11/15
The Battalion proceeded to trenches E of GIVENCHY.
E of GIVENCHY
11/11/15
In trenches (Casualties 4 killed, 4 wounded).[1]
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12/11/15
The battalion was relieved by 2nd Gordon Highldrs and proceeded to Brigade Reserve Billets at LEQUESNOY. A draft of 21 O Ranks joined the Battalion.
LE QUESNOY
13/11/15
The In billets.
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14/11/15
The Battn proceeded to trenches E of GIVENCHY.
15/11/15
[No entry made].
E of GIVENCHY
16/11/15
The Battn was relieved in trenches & proceeded to billets at LE QUESNOY (Casualties – 2 Lt A.A. Adamson killed[2] 16/11/15, 1 wounded).
LE QUESNOY
17/11/15
The Battalion marched to HINGETTE and billeted.
HINGETTE
18/11/15 to
22/11/15
In billets.
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23/11/15
C and D Companies marched to RUE DE EPINETTE at 3pm and billeted. A and B Companies and headQrs marched to LE HAMEL at 3pm about 3pm and billeted. A draft of 23 O Ranks joined Bn on 23/11/15.
24/11/15
The whole Battalion proceeded to trenches E of FESTUBERT relieving Division. Lieut H.P.D. Helm joined the Battalion.
25/11/15 to
30/11/15
The Battalion remained in trenches (Casualties 5 killed, 7 wounded).[3]
E. Thorpe, 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. CWGC record only two:
    • Thomas Bennett (18546 Pte.) Age: 23. "C" Coy. 2nd Border Regiment. Buried at Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy. Son of James and Clara Bennett of 62, Woodsend Rd., Flixton, Manchester.
    • Edward Evans (20578 Pte.) Age: 30. Buried at Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy. Husband of Elizabeth Harvey (formerly Evans) of 38, Green St., West Bromwich.
  2. Lieut. Francis Douglas Adamson. Age: 24. Buried at Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy. Son of Clara I. Adamson of 1, Belford Terrace, Sunderland, and the late Cuthbert Edward Adamson.
  3. The following six men were killed or died of wounds between the 25th and 30th November, 1915:
    • Wilson Blackett (14070 Pte.) Died 29/11/1915. Age: 18. Buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Blackett of Ovington, Winston, Darlington.
    • John Thomas Emmett (7960 Pte.) Died 25/11/1915. Age: 29. Buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue. Husband of Hannah Caroline Flood (formerly Emmett) of 5, Globe Court, Ethelred St., Kennington, London.
    • M. Gosling (14081 Pte.) Died 25/11/1915. Buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue.
    • W. Shaw (18874 Pte.) Died 26/11/1915. Age: 18. Buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue. Son of Mrs. Emma Shaw of 2, Vernon Place, Lime Grove, Longsight, Manchester.
    • Edwin Stokes (6427 Pte.) Died 30/11/1915. Age: 20. Buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue. Son of Joseph and Hannah Stokes.
    • Harold Farrell (11949 Pte.) Died 25/11/1915. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Farrell, of 299 Fir St., Seedley, Manchester.