On these days 4th – 6th June 1918 – patrols were out

3.6.18: Quite day. MGs showed less activity at night. Three patrols were out.

4.6.18: Hostile artillery active especially on X.22 c & d and X28a. TMs inactive with exception of 30 priester bombs on front line – left subsection. Three patrols were out.

5.6.18: X13 a & b was fairly heavily bombarded with Blue Cross Gas – otherwise hostile artillery was quite. Priester bombs were fired into left subsection. Six patrols were out during the night. From these reports it appeared evident that the enemy had given up his outpost line and withdrawn to a position covering house and orchard at X.24.c.4.7.

93786 Pte William John Bellis was killed in action aged 19. Son of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Bellis, of 87, Union St., of Hanley, Staffs.

Mobilised summer of 1917 and only served overseas with 1/6th Battalion

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