On this day 3rd January 1918

3 Jan 18: Battalion was relieved by 5th Sherwood Foresters in front line and moved into Divisional Reserve at Verquin.

2/Lt CW KIRK wounded in action.


Charles William Kirk had served as a QMS with the King Edward’s Horse before being Commissioned into the Notts and Derby Regiment. He had joined the 6th Battalion in December 1917. He did not rejoin the Battalion.

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

3/1/18: Artillery and TMs very quite during the day after the bombardment which took place the previous evening.

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

2493/240602 L/Sergt Fred Moorcroft was killed in action aged 222493-moorecroft

Fredenlisted in October 1914 and was an original member of the 2/6th Battalion. He was transferred to the 1/6th Battalion and arrived in France in June 1915. He had previously been wounded.

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