2nd Battalion War Diary, October 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 was relieved in the trenches and proceeded to billets at CAMBRIN.|
|In Brigade Reserve Billets. Captain M.U. Manly and a draft of 50 Other Ranks joined the Battalion on 4th inst.|
Major S.H. Worrall, Lt R.W. Chetham-Strode, 2nd Lieut W.E. Kelly, 2 Lieut E.L. Holland joined the Battalion on 6/10/15.
|A draft of 320 O Ranks joined the Battalion. The Battalion proceeded to trenches at 9am.|
|2 Lt G.E. Coningham & a draft of 100 O Ranks joined the Battalion.|
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|The Battalion was relieved in trenches & proceeded to Billets at BEUVRY arriving at 6pm Casualties 7-10/10/15, 2 wounded.|
|In billets. Casualties owing to billets being shelled 1 killed, 3 wounded.|
|The Battalion proceeded to trenches R.1. to the CAMBRIN-LA BASSEE Road relieving 21st Infantry Brigade.|
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|The Battalion was relieved in the trenches and proceeded to BETHUNE and billeted in barracks. (Casualties 14-16/10/15 – 2 killed)|
|The Battalion marched at 9.45am to L’ECLEME, arrived about 2pm and billeted.|
|The Battalion moved to billets near HINGES. 2 Lieut E. Bernard joined the Battalion.|
|The Battalion proceeded to trenches taking over the portion of the line between the SHRINE exclusive to A3.c.2.3, N of GIVENCHY.|
|In trenches. Casualties 3 wounded.|
|The Battalion was relieved in trenches at about 2pm and proceeded to billets at BETHUNE.|
|The Battalion remained in rest billets. 2 Lieut G.G. Sharp joined the Battn on 27/10/15.|
|The Battalion with other units of the 1st Corps was inspected by HM THE KING. A draft of 14 O Ranks joined the Battalion.
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.
- 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, HydeGardens, Eastbourne.
- C. Curru (5502 Pte.) Died 12/10/1915. Buried at Beuvry Communal Cemetery. Brother of Mr. T. Curry, of 4, Hill St., New Silkworth, Sunderland.
- The following two men were killed:
- J. Jepson (8911 Pte.) Died 15/10/1915. Age: 33. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Esther Ann Jepson; husband of Sarah E. Jepson of 397, Hadfield Rd., Hadfield, Derbyshire.
- Robert Murray (6299 Pt.) Died 16/10/1915. Age: 36. Buried at Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy. Son of Aaron and Mary Murray, of Workington, Cumberland.
- Could possibly be 2nd Lieut. A.G. Sharp. Died 01/09/1918. Age: 24. Buried at Fienvillers British Cemetery. Son of James and Dorothy Sharp, of Bates Cottages, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland.