6th Battalion War Diary, November 1915

  6th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1917)
The National Archives WO/95/4299   
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events
SUVLA
1/11/15
Batalion in Area A Corps reserve – men employed on fatigues with Ordnance Depot – Provost Marshal and Fd Ambulance.
2/11/15
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3/11/15
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4/11/15
        — do. —        Surprise Alarm 6.30 pm. Men turned out very well fully equipped with arms, ammunition, respirators, F. dressings Emergency ration and full water bottles complete.
5/11/15
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6/11/15
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7/11/15
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10/11/15
        — do. —        2 Lt. Armstrong, [?] Lincolnshire Regt 9th Nov.
11/11/15
Relieved Devon Yeomanry in firing line trenches sections 50 to 53 inclusive. Lt. Sampson wounded by H.E. 2 Lt. Patterson to hospital sick.
12/11/15
Very heavy shelling on Jepson Post about 10am 5 men hit 2 sent to hospital – 1 coy taken out of firing line & put in supports on Preston Ridges.
13/11/15
Quiet day only a little sniping. Listening post went out 100 yds in front of fire trench.
14/11/15
Very little sniping. Machine gun in HAYMARKET got a good target in Turkish communication trench at a range of 1750 yds. Gas alarm practice.
SUVLA
15/11/15
Jepsons Post shelled by Turks about 9am - 3 men (cooks) wounded by one shell in trench. 9.30am 2 stretcher bearers wounded by shell. All went to hospital. 2 Lt. Wood to hospital. G.O.C. 11 Division inspected trenches in our area, Practice gas alarm.
16/11/15
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17/11/15
CSM Gibson killed[1] & one man wounded.
18/11/15
One man killed & 3 wounded.
21/11/15
Lt. Montgomerie and 58 men joined Btn.
25/11/15
Relieved in firing lines by South Staffordshire Rgt – Battalion moved into Divisional Reserve at Holburn. 1 man killed[2] 1 wounded.
26/11/15
Heavy thunderstorm today and 27th inst. Faulty work in building dug out brought [???] down.
27/11/15
Snow storm
28/11/15
Snow storm. 27 men to hospital result of storm.
29/11/15
Frosty weather 15 men to hospital result of storm.
30/11/15
Frosty weather sick down to [???] – 5 sick.
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References / notes[edit]

  • 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 P. Bramham.
  1. C. Gibson, DCM (5101 CSM) died 18/11/1915. Buried at Hill 10 Cemetery.
  2. F. Whitmore (15560 Pte.) Age: 27. Buried at Hill 10 Cemetery. Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Whitmore of 4, Mead Villas Chandler's Ford, Southampton.