On this day 27th October 1917

27.10.1917: Lt Col BW VANN MC rejoined from leave and resumed Command of Battalion.Vann

Bernard William Vann

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

27/X/17: Usual artillery activity. We prepared 4″ Stokes Mortars for firing gas bombs on first favourable night.

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

2/Lt Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr of the 1/8th Battalion killed in action aged 28

DCF 1.0

Son of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr and Fanny Margaret Hofmeyr. Born at Cape Town in South Africa


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