On this day 9th March 1917


12.50am: “B” Company holding KITE COPSE and trenches running SW from corner. BURG strongly held by enemy.1917 trenches Essarts

3.50am: MAJOR ASHWELL DSO wounded in KITE COPSE. Major CB JOHNSON assumed Command. LIEUT DS FOX slightly wounded (at duty).

5.40am: KITE COPSE evacuated by us without loss. Identification of 91st R.I.R [91st Reserve Infantry Regiment] obtained.Johnson CB 3

Cyril Benton Johnson

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

To be completed

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

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