8th Battalion War Diary, June 1916

  8th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/2251   
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events
ACQ 1st The Battalion remained in billets during the day and at 8.30pm marched to SAVY to billets.
SAVY 2nd The Battalion employed in cleaning up. Also baths were allotted to the companies.
3rd Physical drill and bayonet fighting. Short route march by all companies.
4th Church parade during the morning.
5th, 6th, 7th Battalion employed at Monchy Breton & Chelers in company training.
8th & 9th Battalion training at Monchy Breton & Chelers.
10th Brigade field day &training.
11th Church parade.
12th Divisional Field day at Monchy Breton & Chelers.
13th Battalion rested in billets. Physical drill & bayonet practice.
BUNEVILLE 14th The Battalion marched at 9.30 am to Buneville.
VACQUERIE LE BOUC 15th The Battalion marched at 8.30am to Vacquiere Le Bouc arriving about one pm.
16th All companies were employed in cleaning equipment etc. Physical exercises and bayonet fighting.
PROUVILLE 17th The Battalion marched at 10.30pm to Prouville arriving at 3am on the 18th. All OC Battalions in the division visited the trenches North of Albert.
DOMART 18th The Battalion marched at 10.30pm for Domart arriving there at 2.30am on the 19th.
20th Company training and route march.
21st Battalion training, Bayonet exercise & Physical exercise.
22nd Battalion training.
23rd Battalion training & practice for Brigade cross country race.
24th Brigade cross country race won by A Coy. B Coy second, D third.
TALMAS 25th Regimental sports. The Battalion marched to Talmas starting at 9.30pm arriving at 3am the 26th.
26th Company training and bathing parade.
27th Regiment moved to Herrisart.
28th & 29th Regiment remained at Herrisart. Company training.
30th Battalion moved to Forceville.
P. Strachan, Maj
8th Border Regiment

C. E. Bond Lt-Col.

References / notes[edit]

  • National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/2251
  • The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
  • War diary made available by M. Deacon and transcribed by P. Bramham.