6th Battalion War Diary, July 1915
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| 6th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)|
The National Archives WO/95/4299 & WO/95/1817/1
|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events and Information|
|FRENSHAM CAMP||30/6/15||9.30 am|
Battalion received instructions to mobilise for Active Service.
A & B Companies parade and proceed to Farnham.
C & D Companies parade and proceed to Farnham. Proceed by Half Battalion from Farnham to Liverpool and embark on His Majesty’s Transport Empress of Britain.
Passed on the night of 5th-6th of July.
Arrived (Coaled, took water).
Lieut W.A. Welsh placed under arrest.
Departed for Mudros.
Arrived (Mudros Harbour).
|— " —||19/7/15||3.00 pm|
6th Lincoln Regt moved off in transport Osmanieh and Elkatura 775 strong (all ranks).
Battalion disembarked in
CO, Adjutant, Coy commanders and 2 officers per company visited the fire trench of the 6th Lincoln Regt & the [blank space here] Bn Royal Naval Division, the remainder of the Battalion were employed on fatigues. Battalion moving to their next bivouac during the day. 2 men were wounded by shellfire.
Battalion remained at rest in dugouts. 1 man was killed & 1 wounded on night of 23rd & 24th.
Battalion in rest bivouacs all day and employed on fatigues. (No casualties).
Left rest bivouac & took over duties of battalion in reserve all day, men employed in strengthening reserve trenches, also general fatigues (No casualties).
|— do —||26/7/15|
Whole day spent in reserve, Battalion employed in sanitary fatigues and strengthening Eske Lines. Also carrying water & ammunition to the firing line, During these 2 days a small redoubt was held by 1 officer and 25 men.
Reserve line until noon, Battalion started to relieve Lincoln Regt, relief was completed by 4pm. A, C & D companies were in the firing line and B Coy were in reserve. Work of improvement of trenches was at once carried on. Night all quiet, excepting one portion of D line where a small Turkish redoubt was bombed.
Firing line quiet all day various work proceeding. In the evening front of the line was partially wired. 3 slight casualties (including Major F.C. Marsh).
Quiet all day: Work of improving and consolidating carried on vigorously. No casualties. During the morning Sergeant Gibson and Corporal Wheelwright spotted a man working in a Turkish trench about 200 yards distant, Sergeant Gibson shot him, the Turks a few minutes afterwards throwing the body out of the trench along with rifle equipment. Between 8 & 10pm further wiring was carried out in front of A & D companies. Night quite quiet.
Relieved by Lancs Fusiliers (L.F.) Very quiet no casualties.
Battalion in rest camp employed in fatigues during the day. 1 man wounded while on fatigues. Battalion embarked with rest of Brigade about the evening for Imbros.
[Signed] G.Darwell, Capt. Adjt.
References / notes
- National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/4299
- The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
- War diary transcribed by Paul Bramham.
- Legible as being 9am. Possibility of previous 9.30am entry being a mistake, instead 8am?