War Diary of 2/6th Sherwood Foresters August 1917
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
LE MESNIL 1/8/17 Fighting Strength Officers 14
O.35.Centeal 57c S.W. Other Ranks 480
1/8/17- 24/8/17 The Battn was in Rest Camp at LE MESNIL during which time training was carried out. Sports, Rifle Meetings & Boxing competitions were held.
1/8/17 ”B” Coy Field Firing at LIGNY TILLOY.
2/8/17 ”C” do do do
3/8/17 ”D” do do do
11/8/17 Div Tactical Exercise. Trench to Trench attack on LE TRANSLOY.
15/8/17 Practice Night Raid on Trenches at U.12.d.50.75. carried out by ”C” & ”D” Coys under Capt. F.D. Stones.
LE MESNIL 18/8/17
57c S.W. Brigade Tactical Exercise. Trench to Trench attack by night at SAILLY SAILLISEL.
24th 8. am. Battn moved by Motor Bus to LE SARS and from there by march route to MARTINSART (W.10.c.3.8 ALBERT Sheet).
31st 8 am. Battn marched to BEAUCOURT station & entrained for HAZEBROUKE and from thence to J.2.b.8.8. sheet 27 into XIX Corps Area.
Fighting Strength Officers 18
Other Ranks 816
Lieut. Col. Cdg. 2/6th Bn. Sherwood Foresters