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Army Form C.2118

October 1916
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Oct16_P01
Oct16_P02
Oct16_P03
Oct16_P04
Oct16_P05
Oct16_P06

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LES BREBIS N. MAROC  12-10-16
Battn. left LES BREBIS and relieved the 12th Bn. Suffolk Regt in Brigade Reserve to new LOOS Section in N. MAROC

Casualties :- Nil

 

N. MAROC   13-10-16
I
n Reserve Billets

Battalion mostly employed on fatigues

Casualties :- Killed O.R 2 Wounded O.R 4 (on a fatigue to Tunnelling Coy).

 

N. MAROC   14-10-16   15-10-16
In reserve Billets. Major E. B. POOLE 3rd DORSETS reported for a months attachment for instruction on 15th.

Battalion on Fatigues

Casualties :- Nil.


N. MAROC
N. E. MAROC
16-10-16

Battalion relieved the 12th Bn. S.W.B. in Brigade Support in N. E. MAROC.

Disposition of Companies
'A' Coy in O.G. 1. 'B' Coy finding garrison of TRAVERS KEEP, 'C' Coy finding garrison of ST JAMES KEEP - remainder of 'B' & 'C' Companies billeted in cellars in N. E. MAROC; 'D' Coy in DUKE STREET.

Relief completeat 3:45 p.m.

At 4:23 p.m. a telegram received "TEST ATTACK - one round Right Left Battn ., Right Brigade".

By 4:30 p.m. whole Battalion was standing to arms. At 5:20 p.m. message received to resume normal conditions

Casualties :- Nil

 

N. E. MAROC   17-10-16
In Brigade support.

At 6 a.m. enemy artillery activity commenced and shelled billets in N. & N E. Maroc intermittently until 12 noon.

The Keeps were shelled with Rum Jars & minnies.

Casualties :- Killed: 2 Lt K. P. LLOYD-WILLIAMS (Officer I/C St JAMES KEEP)

Wounded:- O.R 1.

 

N. E. MAROC  18-10-16
In Brigade Support

Col. C. J. Wilkie (Commanding Officer) and Capt C. V. Lyne (acting Second in Command) were killed at about 3:45 p.m. by a High Explosive Shell at the junction of SOUTH STREET and ST JAMES STREET whilst on a tour of the trenches occupied by this unit as Support Battalion.

Capt H.P.B. Gough returned from the 119th Brigade Headquarters to assume duties of Commanding Officer whilst and Capt W. P. Stratton (O.C. 'A' Coy) took over duties of Second in Command.

Casualties :- Killed :- Lt Col C.J.WILKIE
Capt C. V. LYNE.



 

 

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