Tag Archives: 1/5th Leicestershire Regiment

On this day 15th August 1917 – raid by 5/Leicesters

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

15/16 Aug: 5th Leciestershire raided in front of Hulluch.Hulluch

15 Aug: Canadian Corps attacked Hill 70. Enemy shelled our right subsection at zero (4.25am).

Canadians Hill 70 1917

Captured Trenches at Hill 70
Canadians take a break in a captured German trench during the Battle of Hill 70 in August 1917. 

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19920085-686

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