73rd Trench Duty: 25th July – 2nd August 1918

25.7.18 TRENCHES: Battalion relieved 1/5th Sherwood Foresters in the LEFT SUBSECTOR of the ESSARS SECTOR.

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

24.7.18: Enemy displayed increased activity. During the early morning a barrage was placed upon our front and support lines in left subsection and several hostile parties were seen: one of which attempted to approach our post at X.15.a.60.05. This was repulsed by Lewis Gun and Rifle Fire. Five patrols were out, two of which were by day.

It’s possible that 18833 Pte Robert William Hunt was killed at this time, but his body was not recovered and he is Commemorated on the Loos Memorial.

25.7.18: Quite day. Further information re attempted raid yesterday morning shows that about 30 of the enemy were seen by our reconnoitring patrol in front of Left Company. Two patrols were out by day and three by night. One encountered the enemy. 6th Sherwood Foresters relieved 5th Sherwood Foresters in Left subsection.

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

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