WAR DIARY Of 2/6th Sherwood Foresters June 1917

WAR DIARY Of 2/6th Sherwood Foresters June 1917

 

 

Place       Date    Hour                                                Summary of Events and Information

 

EQUANCOURT 1/6/17                                            Fighting Strength  Officers          20

Other Ranks  473

7 pm.   Battalion took over the Front Line from Q.12.a.5.5. to Q.11.b.5.8. (Ref 57C S.E.). from 1/4th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.  The 2/5th Lincolnshire Regt. Were on the Right and the 2/7th Sherwood Foresters on the Left.  Battn. H.Q. established at Q.15.c.7.3.

Whilst the Battalion was in the Line, the Forward Posts were joined up and made into a continuous line. No casualties were sustained during the tour.

METZ         5/6/17  11 pm.     The Battn. went into Support at METZ-EN-COUTURE (Q.20.c) on being relieved by the 2/5th Bn. Sherwood Foresters.

Large working parties were sent out every night to dig No 3 Communication Trench running from Q.6.c.5.0. to Q.16.c.1.2.

11/6/17 5 pm.       The Battalion marched from Camp at EQUANCOURT on being relieved by the 2/5th South Staffordshire Regt.

EQUANCOURT                 From 11/6/17 until 21/6/17 the Brigade was in Divisional Reserve.  Training was carried on and amusements were provided for the men.

11/6/17                  Draft of 35 Other Ranks joined the Battalion from the Base.

16/6/17 9.30 am.   Inspection of the Battalion by Maj. General C.F. Romer C.B., C.M.G., A.D.C.

17/6/17 6.30 pm.   Battalion Race Meeting

19/6/17 2 pm.        Brigade Sports.

20/6/17                  Brigade Rifle Meeting.

21/6/17 7.30 pm.   The Battalion took over the Front Line from R.7.b.8.2. to R.7.a.4.6. from the 2/5th Leicestershire Regt.  The 14th Bn. Highland Light Infantry were on the Right and the 2/7th Sherwood Foresters on the Left.

Battn. H.Q. were established at Q.18.b.9.8.

21/6/17                  Battn. in the Front Line.

To 30/6/17             During the tour 2 prisoners were captured by the Battalion.  They belonged to the 3rd Coy. 31st I. Regt.

Casualties – 2/Lieut E.N. Bewley       Killed in Action

3 Other Ranks.                       do

2/Lieut. W.H. Madin     Wounded in Action

“       J. Finch                         do

7 Other Ranks                           do

 

Fighting Strength Officers  17

Other Ranks 458

 

H.S. Hodgkin

Lieut. Col.

Comdg. 2/6th Sherwood Foresters

 

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