On this day 28th July 1917

28.7.1917 I CORPS SCHOOLS: 2/Lt VTG HORE proceeded on short leave.Hore

Victor Thomas George Hore

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

27th-30th July: Enemy generally waiting (?) – slight hostile shelling – our casualties nearly all caused by trench mortars.

36 NW3 G12 1917Considerable movement seen in St Elie and the carrying of gas cylinders suspected – enemy front line heavily bombarded by heavies particularly West of the Quarries to clear up the situation.

Wire cutting by heavies and 2″ mortars on several points.

The weather which had been fine and dry throughout the month, broke about 28th and trenches began to be flooded.

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

Men wounded on this day

  • 241497 Pte Phillip Foy of “C” Company. Phillip enlisted in July 1915 and arrived in France in 1917. He later served with the Labour Corps and was awarded a Silver War Badge.
  • 5101/241861 Pte William Dickens of “C” Company.
  • 7654/242450 Pte James Rupert Creswell of “A” Company who joined the 1/6th Battalion in January 1917. James only served overs eases with the 1/6th Battalion.
  • 3126/242607 Sergeant Harry Parker of “C” Company. Harry has previously served in France with the 1/8th Battalion and joined the 1/6th Battalion with the 26th Reinforcement and was renumbered 20015 before the 1917-renumbering of the Territorial Force.
  • 2472/240587 Pte Edward Victor How of “B” Company. Harry was from Romiley and enlisted in October 1914. He arrived in France in June 1915 and was discharged in 1919 having only served overseas with the 1/6th Battalion.

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