53 Infantry Brigade B.O. 22 October 1917
SECRET. 53rd Inf. Bde No. B. O. 51.
11R. Fus. R.
10th Essex R. )
8th Norf. R. ) For information.
18th Div “G” )
In the event of all objectives of Brigade being gained, 11th R. Fus. will be prepared to exploit success by the capture and consolidation of TRACAS FARM.
The attack will be carried out by one of the two Coys. which have been detailed as counter-attacking troops.
This Coy. will form up in the Valley North of BEEK HOUSES and will attack and capture the line: – V.20.d.6.0. – TRACAS FARM – V.20.d.6.8. including the MEBUS at V.20.d.40.75.
10th Essex R. will cooperate by bringing fire to bear on the enemy from MEUNIER HILL, and will push forward and get in touch with 11th R. Fus. about V.20.d.6.8.
Immediately TRACAS FARM has been taken, 11th R. Fus. will push forward one platoon to capture, consolidate, and hold the enemy Strong Point at V.21.c.0.6.
11th R. Fus. will establish a Strong Point about V.20.d.6.0. and get in touch with 27th (Lowland) Brigade on the Right.
Please acknowledge by wire.
John D. Crosthwaite,
Brigade Major, 53rd Infantry Brigade.
22nd Oct. 1917.
Issued at 12/20 p.m.