On this day 30th November 1917 – German raiding parties

No record in the 1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

30/XI/19: Hostile Artillery very active. Heavy barrage of artillery and TM’s was directed on left subsection from 2.40pm to 3.15pm.

Our Artillery fired in answer to message “ATTACK BORDER”. At 7.07pm a similar barrage opened up and “SOS BORDER” and later “SOS QUARRIES” was sent. A small raiding party seen NE of “HAIRPIN CRATERS” was dispersed by LG and rifle fire. At 1.15am 1/XII/17 a similar message again started and a small raiding party was seen in No Mans Land W of “BORDER REDOUBT”. This was dispersed by rifle and LG fire.30-november-1917

Our total casualties were 3 other ranks wounded. It was noticeable that the enemy employed long range Heavy Trench Mortars of a pattern not hitherto reported on this section.

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


t7-battalion268504 Pte John Handley from Nottingham died of wounds in a casualty clearing station and is buried in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extensionhandley

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