WAR DIARY Of 2/6th Sherwood Foresters from February 1917 – To April 1917
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
No 6 CAMP HURDCOTT
25/2/17 Bn marches out of Camp.
26/2/17 FOVANT Bn entrains and proceeds to FOLKESTONE.
Crosses from FOLKESTONE to BOULOGNE. Spends night in ST MARTIN Camp.
28/2/17 BOULOGNE Entrain at BOULOGNE & proceeds to SALEUX (pres d’AMIENS) detraining there & marching to PONT DE METZ. Night spent in Billets.
1/3/17 PONT DE METZ Bn marches via AMIENS to GLISY. Night spent in billets.
9.30 p.m Bn marches via AMIENS to GLISY. Night in billets.
2/3/17 GLISY Bn marches via VILLERS-BRETENNEAUX to WARFUSEE-ABNACOURT. In billets.
8.30 am Bn marches via VILLIERS-BRETONNEAUX to WARFUSEE-ABNACOURT.
3/3/17 WARFUSEE-ABNACOURT. In Billets.
2.3.17 to 9.3.17 In billets.
9.3.17 12.30 pm Bn marches to FOUCAUCORT.
9.3.17 to 15.3.17 Bn in billets.
16.3.17 7.15 pm. Bn marches to BERNY. N.32.d.8.2 (Map Sheet 62C S.W.) and is attached to 176th Infy Bde, and takes up position in reserve line.
BERNY 16.3.17 to 19.3.17 In reserve line at BERNY.
19.3.17 9.0 am. Bn marches to CIZANCOURT via MAZANCOURT and MISERY.
19.3.17 3.0 pm. Two Companies cross river SOMME and take up positions in Notre Dame Trench (Map Sheet 62C S.W.) U.16.c.4.9. to U.16.a.3.9 and Sauterville Alley U.15.d.2.3 to U.16.c.4.9.
CIZANCOURT 20.3.17 6.0 pm. One Company moves to Outpost position in FOURQUES as support to Cavalry.
22.3.17 9.0 am. Outpost Company withdrawn. Bn marches via VILLIERS-CARBONEL to P.C. NANGY on ESTREES-VILLIERS-CARBONEL Road.
P.C. NANGY 26.3.17 1.0 pm. Bn marches to BRIE and occupies Bridgehead defences. Bn. H.Q. at O.28.c.220.127.116.11 (Map Sheet 62C S.W.)
BRIE 27.3.17 2.0 pm. Bn marches to VRAIGNES. Bn. H.Q. at Q.19.b.7.3.5.
VRAIGNES 28.3.17 7.0 pm. Two Companies take up outpost position and dig in on line covering Q.4.a.6.1., K.33.d.5.1., Q.22.b.6.9.
29.3.17 7.0 pm. Two Companies out digging support trenches on line to posts at P22.b.9.9 and Q.17.c.4.5.
VRAIGNES 31.3.17 2.30 am. Battn left for BERNES and occupied Quarry at Q.4.a.4.2.
BERNES 1/4/17 2.0 pm. Battn launched attack from ridge Q.4 central and attacked in waves, came under heavy hostile shell fire but carried village of VENDLELES successfully. Line pushed forward, and captured TEANCOURT. 10 Prisoners captured Battn then took up position from R.1.c.8.5. to R.1.d.2.5.
VENDELLES 1.4.17 11.30 pm. Two Coys with Battn H.Q. were relieved and returned to BERNES. Remaining two Coys went in support to 2/8th Bn. Sherwood Foresters in trenches R.1.d.2.5 to R.1.d.9.1, but rejoined Battn at BERNES at 1.0 noon 2.4.17.
BERNES 3.4.17 7.30 am. A and B Coys went in support of 2/5th Sherwood Foresters to VENDELLES returning at 11.0 pm from same date.
BERNES 4.4.17 8.0 pm C and D Coys went to VENDELLES and dug posts along line from L.27.c.2.2. to L.33.b.2.1. returning at 1.0 am 5.5.17.
BERNES 6.4.17 9.0 pm Battalion marched to R.9.b.4.5. in support of 2/8th Sherwood Foresters who attacked enemy positions S.E. of LE VERCUIER.
HANCOURT 7.4.17 3.30 pm Battn withdrawn to HANCOURT into billets.
HANCOURT 16.4.17 12.30 pm Inspection of Battn by Major General C.F. Romer C.B. C.M.G. Comdg 59th Division.
HANCOURT 17.4.17 12.30 pm Brig Gen F.W. Stansfield Comdg 178th Infantry Brigade presented Meritorious Service Cards to Sgt W. Smith, Pte A. King and Pte Rillyald.
HANCOURT 19.4.17 2.0 pm Battn marched to L.3.c.7.8. and took over the front line from 2/5th Lincolnshire Regt.
ROISEL 22.4.17 Battn was relieved by 2/7th Sherwood Foresters and marched to ROISEL in reserve.
ROISEL 27.4.17 1.0 am Battn marched to HARGICOURT ROAD from L.11.b.0.5 to L.11.b.5.0. to deploy for an attack on QUARRIES and COLOGNE FARM (L.6.c.4.6.)
The attack was launched at 3.55 am and the QUARRIES were eventually captured and a line consolidated EAST of the QUARRIES from L.5.d.9.5. to L.11.b.9.9. Seven prisoners and 1 Machine Gun were captured.