2/6th Bn. The Sherwood Foresters 17 August 1918

2/6th Bn. The Sherwood Foresters

 

SUMMARY

 

25/2/17                        Left HURDCOTT, SALISBURY PLAIN. – ENTRAINED at  FOVANT.  Left FOLKESTONE for BOULOGNE.

31/3/17                        Attacked and captured villages of VENDELLES and JEANCOURT.

27/4/17                        Attack on HARGICOURT QUARRY and Cologne Farm.   Quarries captured and line consolidated.   Total casualties 11 Offrs & 250 O.R.s.

9/5/17                          Inspected by Lt. Gen. Sir W.P. Pultney, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O. Comdg. III Corps, who expressed his appreciation of the smart appearance of the Battalion.

26/9/17                        Attacked at YPRES – Objective D.14.d.3.6 (incl) to GRAFENSTAFEL ROAD (Excl).  Objective was reached and held.  Total casualties 11 Offs. &220 Other Ranks.

1/12/17                        Enemy attacked heavily near LA VACQUERIE.  Battn. attached to 20th Division.   Total casualties 3 Offs. & 130 Other Ranks.

5/2/18                          Inspected by Lt. Gen. Sir A. Haldane K.C.B., D.S.O. Commdg VI Corps.

21/3/18                        Battn. occupied U.14. (57C).  Heavy enemy Barrage on front line from 5.0. a.m. to 9.30. a.m.  Enemy attacked very heavily at 9.30. a.m.  Total Casualties  30 Offs  650 Other Ranks.

30/3/18                        Visit by H.M. the King whilst Battn. was stationed CAMBLIGNEUL.

14/4/18                        Battn in front line in front MONT KEMEL when enemy attacked.  Enemy held until line relieved by 28th FRENCH Division.  Total Casualties  6 Offs. & 220 Other Ranks.

7/5/18                          Battn. became a Training Cadre.  20 Offs. And 690 Other Ranks despatched to Base, whilst at ST OMER.

9/7/18                          Received notification that 2/6th Bn. The Sherwood Foresters was to be disbanded.

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