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
Comdg. 2/6th Sherwood Foresters