On this day 13th February 1917

13.2.1917 C in C’s list No 121: Lieut GKK MAUGHAN appointed Adjutant d/- 28.11.917

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

13th: About 20 light trench mortar bombs fired into the Gommecourt Road during the night. A quite day. 2 Companies 2/8 leave the trenches – HQ and 2 Companies 2/11 London Regiment arrive for instruction.

gommecourtThaw set in after a month of continued frost.

A good deal of movement had been noticed in the enemy’s line both by day and night lately; heavy mechanical transport heard in Gommecourt during several nights and persistent registering by enemy batteries especially on right Battalion front noticed during the past week. Enemy trench mortars have also shown renewed activity.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

fonquevillers.jpg200957 L/Cpl Albert Edward Dean and 201361 Pte John Evans were killed in action and are buried next to each other

  • 3298 Pte Albert Dean enlisted in November 1914 and arrived in France in April 1916.
  • 4124 Pte John Evans enlisted in March 1915 and arrived in France in March 1916.

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