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Army Form C.2118
17th Bn The Welsh Regt
July 1917.

July 1917
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Map. Ref. 57 c S.E. 1/20000

GONNELIEU        Right Subsector
11 July

    
Battalion in Front Line. On night of 11/12th a raiding party consisting of 2 officers, LIEUT D.K. WALTERS and 2/LT. K.L.JONES and 44 O.R. - the whole under the command of a/CAPT. F.T.WILIAMS. An attempt was made to blow gaps in hostile wire with 2 Bangalore torpedoes but the fuses failed to explode. The party then endeavoured to cut gaps in wire with wire-cutters but it was found to be too thick. No other gaps could be discovered & the party was forced to withdraw about 3 am with ataining its object.


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12 July

Battalion in Front Line. Patrols sent out at night from both coy. fronts to keep no man's Land clear of the enemy & reconnoitre hostile defences.


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13 July

Battalion in Front Line. The Battalion was relived on night 13/14th by the 18th Welsh who suffered some caualties from hostile shelling during relief. On completion of the relief the Battalion took over the billets vacated by the 12th S.W.B. and the disposition of the COmpanies was foolws:-

  A Coy in dugouts & trenches in        R. 31 b. 6.2    |
   B ---                  -------------   --     R. 26 d. 2.1    |
   C ---                  -------------    --    R. 26 a. 7.5    |  (in Brigade Support)
   D ---                  -------------    --    R, 32 a. 9.9    |
   BHQ   in dugouts & shelters in        R. 31 c. 1.1     |

 












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