On this day 3rd July 1917

3.7.1917 TRENCHES: Battalion relieved by 31st Canadian Battalion.

Casualties during whole tour :- 2 OR Killed, 11 OR wounded (in addition to 1st July).

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

July 3rd: Line held by 139 Brigade.

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


2684/240688 Pte George William Slater was killed in action aged 24. George was the Son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Slater of bank side in Youlgrave. George enlisted in October 1914 and arrived in France in June 1915.

4349/241469 Pte Albert Bacon suffered a gun shot wound in the left shoulder and returned to England. Albert enlisted in July 1915 and arrived in France with the 7th Reinforcement in March 1916. Prior to enlisting he was a labourer from Youlgrave.

2982/240831 Pte Percy Carter suffered a severe gun shot wound in left toe and transferred to England. Percy was a fitter and turner from Chesterfield and enlisted in October 1914. He originally arrived in France in February 1915 and returned again in February 1918 where he served in the Army Service Corps.

1803/240273 Pte Charles Bunting suffered a gun shot wound in the abdomen and died in the 7th Casualty Clearing Station. Charles was a pre-War Territorial who served in “E” and arrived in France in February 1915. Charles had previously been wounded in August 1915.1803 bunting

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