On this day 28th November 1917

28/11/1917 ST ELIE SECTOR: Relieved by 5th Sherwood Foresters and moved into Brigade Support (HQ and 2 Companies in PHILOSOPHE, two Companies in close support to right and left Battalions in trenches).

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

28/XI/1917: Hostile artillery active at 6.30pm. Hostile barrage put down on No Man’s Land. This shortened until it reached enemy’s front line in G11b and G12c. It ceased after 5 minutes.

Inter Battalion reliefs.

Gas was projected on CITE ST ELIE and HULLUCH by “K” Special Company Royal Engineers at 10.30pm. This drew considerable retaliation on our posts in right sub-sector and enemy fired twin red light signals.gas-november-1917

A hostile patrol of about 40 men was seen in enemy front line and in No Man’s Land in G12c during the night.g12-november-1917

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


201623 Pte Arthur Hubert Westnidge aged 20. 1/5th Battalion son of William and Emily Westnidge, of Cemetery Lodge, Duffield, Derby.

242600 Pte George Henry Johnson. 1/6th Battalion husband of H Johnson of 20 George St., Newark in Nottinghamshire.


306413 Pte Harry Fox. 1/8th Battalion attached to 139th Trench Mortar Bty. Son of Sam and Agnes Fox of Cecilia Terrace, Peashill rd., in Nottingham.november-1917-fox


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