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8th Battalion War Diary, September 1915

    8th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/2251    
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Place Date Hour Summary of Events
ALDERSHOT 26th 6pm Left at 6pm in two troop trains for Folkstone & Boulogne. Reached Boulogne disembarked and marched to next camp about 2 miles out arrived there about 1 AM Iron rations issued that morning.
BOULOGNE 27th 9am Left camp and marched to station, entrained for Hazebrouck.Proceeded slowly by rail to that place, disentrained at 4pm, and marched to Strazeele, and billets were found there for the night about 8pm.
STRAZEELE 28th 8am Left Strazeele by motor lorries and reached Nieppe about 1.30pm,and marched to Le Bizet, where billets were found by the [gendarmes]for the Battn.
LEBIZET 29th 8am Three platoons were sent to the trenches that evening under platoon officers for instructional purposes with the 48th Canadian Highlanders who were holding the trenches. All Company Commanders visited the trenches that day.
30th 8am D company (4 platoon) proceeded to the trenches at 6pm that evening, relieving the three platoons already there.

References / notes

  • 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.
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