8th Battalion War Diary, September 1915
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| 8th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)|
The National Archives WO/95/2251
|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.