On this day 13th December 1917

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

13/XII/1917: Hostile artillery and TMs very active during the night owing to operations by Brigade on our left, but quite during the day. A patrol of 7th Sherwood Foresters under Lt J WINNICOTT entered German front line in G11b but found it unoccupied.winnicott-raid-december-1917g11b-g12ahairpin-2

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

t5-battalion203663 Pte Lewis Reginald Nilan from Warsop was killed in action aged 19nilan

“Pte Reg Nilan aged 19 has been killed by a German Wing Bomb. No physical wounds, but killed by the shock of the bomb exploding against him”

[Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser; 23/12/1917]

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