WAR DIARY Of 2/6th Sherwood Foresters
For October 1917
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
Fighting Strength 23 Officers 739 Other Ranks
WIELTJE 1/10/17 4 pm. Relieved in Old British Front Line, WIELTJE, and marched to Camp, VLAMERTINGHE, H.9.b.4.5. (Sheet 28). 2nd Army.
VLAMERTINGHE 2/10/17 8.5 am. Entrained VALMERTINGHE, Station. Proceeded by rail to THIENNES. Marched to BOESEGHAM, where the Battalion was billeted (Ref Map HAZEBROUCK 5A). in the 1st Army.
BOESEGHAM 3/10/17 11.0 am. Battn inspected on parade by G.O.C. 178th Infantry Brigade.
4/10/17 Training carried out. Close order drill etc.
BOESEGHAM 5/10/17 9.45 am. Battn proceeded by bus to S.E. of THEROUANNE, from which point proceeded by march route to COYECQUE. Billets were occupied.
COYECQUE 6/10/17 to 9/10/17 Training carried out. Additional Specialists training also commenced Specialists Training.
COYECQUE 10/10/17 8.30 am. Marched to FIEFS. Battalion billeted in CHATEAU.
FIEFS 11/10/17 9.0 am. Marched to TANGRY. Bn It’s 2’s & 3 Coys billeted in TANGRY, remaining Coy billeted in SAINES-les-PERNES.
TANGRY 12/10/17 9.0am Left TANGRY at 9.0 am & proceeded by march route to BARLIN.
BARLIN 13/10/17 9.0 am. Left BARLIN at 9 am. And proceeded by march route to GOUY SERVINS. Arrived 1.0 pm. Battn billeted in Chateau.
COVY SERVINS 14/10/17 Training of Battn carried out. Training of additional
20/10/17 Specialists renewed. Bde in Divisional Reserve.
21/10/17 5 pm. Battn entrained on Lt. Rly. GOUY-SERVINS. Detrained at AVION and relieved 2/4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt. in front line.
AVION 22/10/17 Occupied front line N.25.b.50.20. to N.33.c.10.90. (Sheet LENS CANAL 3rd Edition) Battalion H.Q. at LA COULETTE.
25/10/17 Draft of 66 O.R. arrived from 12th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
26/10/17 Enemy raid on advanced right front repulsed. One enemy killed brought in. our casualties 3 slightly wounded.
29/10/17 Battalion moved to support line. Battn H.Q. established at S.6 central (Sheet LENS CANAL 3rd Edition)
Total Casualties 3 Killed 11 Wounded
Fighting Strength 25 31 Officers 774 810 Other Ranks.
Cdg. 2/6th Battalion
The Sherwood Foresters