6th Battalion War Diary, September 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
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1/9/15
In Dug Out in support – shelling by Turks after dark. Reinforced firing line forthe night. No attack.
2/9/15
Support dug outs.
3/9/15
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4/9/15
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5/9/15
Firing line. Lt DURLACHER went sick with slight dysentery. Only Capt Chance & 2 Lt BAINBRIGGE, Capt White QM left.
6/9/15
Firing line.
7/9/15
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8/9/15
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9/9/15
        — do —         Lt SKENE, RAMC wounded.
10/9/15
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11/9/15
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12/9/15
        — do —         Relieved by W. Yorks Regt.
13/9/15
In reserve on the beach. Moved up to dug outs on hillside every alternate night while in reserve. Draft of 100 men from 3 Munsters joined, No officers.
14/9/15
In reserve on beach. Fatigues all day all the time in reserve.
15/9/15
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16/9/15
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17/9/15
        — do —         2 Lt GRAHAM-CLARKE of KOSB attached to bn.
18/9/15
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19/9/15
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20/9/15
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21/9/15
        — do —         Lt James & 2nd Lt Carrre joined the bn having been wounded on 9/8/15 Relieved Lancashire Fusiliers & Northumberland Fusiliers. One Coy on beach, one Coy in support & Lincolns in firing line.
22/9/15
In reserve one company, in support one coy. Major D Mathers Inniskilling Fusiliers joined to take overcommand of the battalion.
23/9/15
The Bn was separated from 6th Lincolnshire Regt and reorganised under command of Major Mathers in support nullah[2] 300 yards N of Shafetsbury Avenue – B & C Coys No I Coy; A &D Coys No II Coy – Adjutant Lt. C.K. James[3].
24/9/15
Btn in Support - working party on GREEN LANE.
25/9/15
Btn in Support - working party on GREENLANE. 2 Lt. J.T. Johnstone[4] & D.S. Buchanan 9th Btn KOSB attached.
26/9/15
Btn in Support - working party on GREEN LANE. 2 Lt Graham-Clarke (9th KOSB attd) wounded.
27/9/15
Btn in Support - working party on GREEN LANE. 2 Lt G.B. Armstrong 9th Lincoln attached.
28/9/15
Bn relieved 6th Lincoln Regt in firing line – portion of trench taken over E54 & E54(a) (GREN LANE) All night working parties on GREEN LANE – no casualties.
29/9/15
Btn in firing line – Night working party on GREEN LANE – two casualties.
30/9/15
Btn in firing line extended to include JEPHSON’S POST.
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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. No places are listed in this column in the war diary for the entire month.
  2. Nullah: a dry riverbed, ravine or gully.
  3. Lt-Col. Charles Kenneth James, DSO & Bar. 6th Border Regiment. Died: 19/05/1918 Age: 26. Buried at Bienvillers Military Cemetery. Son of Dr. C. A. James of The Pollard Elms, Upper Clapton, London; husband of Phyllis D. E. Cursham (formerly James) of The Manor House, Thrumpton, Derby. Temp. Commission date: 3 Oct 1914.
  4. Lieut. James Tait Johnstone. Died 28/09/1916 Age: 27. Buried at Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille.Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Tait Johnstone of 1, Sylvan Place, Edinburgh.