War Diary of 2/6th Sherwood Foresters October 1917

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


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