On these days 17th and 18th August 1918: the enemy are preparing to withdraw

17-18.8.1918: Quite days. Patrols were out during hours of daylight and darkness. Enemy’s attitude indicated preparation for withdrawal.

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

3035/240862 Cpl John Warren was killed in action aged 37. Son of John and Elizabeth Warren, of Danes Moor, Derbyshire; husband of Ruth Mellors (formerly Warren), of 92, Flash Lane, Bramley, Rotherham. Enlisted 1914 and arrived in France in June 1915.

5947 Company Sergeant Major William Thomas Flanagan died at home aged 63. Son of Mortimer and Amelia Flanagan; husband of Florence Ruth Flanagan of Crossings Avenue, Manchester Road, Chapel-en-le Frith.

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