On this day 21st October 1917

21/10.1917: Lt.-Col. BW VANN MC proceeded on special leave to England. Major VO ROBINSON assumed Temporary Command of the Battalion.

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

21/X/17: Artillery activity above normal about 200 rounds being fired on the sector. A fighting patrol of 7th Sherwood Foresters under LIEUT EMMETT MC entered enemy front line at H.28.d. and explored it for 150 yards without encountering any Germans. They remained there for 5 hours and returned at dawn. The trench was found in fair condition.Emmett 1915 copy

Reginald Boutwood Emmett

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

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