On this day 12th May 1917

12.5.1917 TRENCHES: Battalion relieved by 5th Sherwood Foresters and moved into Brigade Reserve in dugouts at West end of CITE ST PIERRE.

Stubbs deathCasualties:- Lieut. FWA STUBBS 4 other ranks killed and 10 other ranks wounded. The men killed were buried in Maroc British Cemetery.

  • 3409/241058 Corporal William Ball
  • Lieutenant Frederick William Arthur Stubbs
  • 4070/241343 Pte Edward Scott
  • 260001 Pte James Alfred Goodger
  • 7725/242515 Pte Thomas Cheetham

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

Maroc British Cemetery Maroc

The 1/6th Battalion buried eight of their men in Maroc British Cemetery between 8th and 28th May 1917.


These five casualties of the 45th Trench Duty are buried next to each each in Row O along with other Sherwood Foresters from the 139th Brigade. Indeed, 34 men of the 139 Infantry Brigade are buried at Maroc.

Row P

The remaining two men of the 1/6th Battalion are buried in Row P along with several Germans.

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