War Diary of 2/6th Sherwood Foresters for July 1917





2/6th Sherwood Foresters For July 1917



Place       Date    Hour                                                Summary of Events and Information


July 1st 1917  1/7/17                                                    Fighting Strength  Officers           17

Other Ranks 450

Q.18.b.8.8.   2/7/17  3 am.      Battn relieved by 2/5th Sherwood Foresters & withdrawn into Brigade Reserve in DESSART WOOD.   Battn. H.Q. established at W.1.d.2.8. (Ref 57C S.E.)

DESSART WOOD 2/7/17 to 8/7/17  The whole Bn engaged on Working Parties whilst in Brigade Reserve.

8.7.17 9 am.                            Battn. marched to O.35.d.7.7. Ref 57C S.W. on the relief of the Division by 58th Division.  2/6th Bn London Regt. relieved 2/6th Bn. Sherwood Foresters.  59th Division withdrawn into Army Reserve and transferred from III Corps IV Army to IV Corps 3rd Army.

O.35.d.7.7. 10/7/17                Training of Division commenced in accordance with S.S. Appendix XIII.

19/7/17 8 am.     Brigade Tactical Exercise.  Trench to trench attack over old BRITISH and GERMAN Trenches E of 23/7/17                SAILLY-SAILLISELLE.  U.8.d.

27/7/17 9 am.     Divisional Tactical Scheme No 1 trench to trench attack over old BRITISH and GERMAN Trenches between LE TRANSLOY and SAILLY-SAILLSEL.  U.1.

31/7/17 8 am.     One Company Field Firing at LIGNY-THILLOY Range N.9.a.5.1. – N.15.a.5.2

31/7/17               Fighting Strength        Officers          11

  1. R.           480



Lieut. Col.

Comdg 2/6th Bn. The Sherwood Foresters

July 31st 1917

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