Tag Archives: Charles Victor Henry Cheetham Blackwall

On this day 29th April 1917

29.4.1917: Capt CVHC BLACKWALL proceeded to 1st Corps School as Instructor.

Blackwall CVHC

Charles Victor Henry Cheetham Blackwall

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

To be completed

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

3233/240966 Pte George Donald Seaston died of wounds aged 20

George was the son of Joseph and Annie Eliza Seaston of chesterfield in Derbyshire and is buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY.Poppy

On this day 23rd March 1917

23.3.1917 COURCELLES: Captain W SEATON and Captain CVHC BLACKWALL rejoined from Divisional Depot Battalion.

Battalion marched into billets at WARLOY-BAILLON.4440 Seaton

William Seaton

Blackwall CVHC

Charles Victor Henry Cheetham

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

23rd:  Moved to CONTAY Area.

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

On this day 28th December 1916

28.12.1916 SOUASTRE: Capt CVHC BLACKWALL to 2nd in Command Divisional School. Lieut BE JOHNSON rejoined from leave.

Blackwall CVHC

Charles Henry Cheetham Blackwall

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

German Raid

After an intense bombardment commencing 3 am the enemy attempted a raid in strength on our centre and left sectors. A few Germans entered our trenches in two places but were immediately ejected.

2/Lt J Barnes was seriously wounded by a bomb thrown by a German on our parapet whom he was firing at with his revolver, he died in the evening in the 1st North Midland Field Ambulance.

Our casualties were 2 killed, 4 wounded and 2 missing. Our trenches were badly damaged by the heavy bombardment.

1/7th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

28th 3am: Enemy artillery & trench mortars opened a very heavy bombardment of our line, particularly on the Communication Trenches & Support line on the left Sub-Sector. After about forty five minutes intense bombardment a party of the enemy estimated at 40 strong commenced to enter our trenches. between Leicester Lane & the Gommecourt Road.

Lincol LaneThey were apparently held of by the wire and retired on being fired on by Lewis Guns. One or more of the enemy entered entered our front line at the top of Lincoln Lane but were immediately driven out.

A patrol of 3 men also entered our left Companies trench but retired almost immediately.

The casualties were:-

  • 1 Officer & two other ranks killed (2/Lieutenant James Valetine Barnes, 5195 Pte Edward Leonard Ledger, 1549 Corporal Fred Smedley)
  • 4 other ranks wounded
  • 2 other ranks missing

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

On this day 8th August 1916

8.8.1916 BELLACOURT: Capts CVHC BLACKWELL and ES WOOD to Third Army School.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

8th: German field gun fired a few rounds into the “Willows” Sector just before dawn. Our 14 & 15 SAPS again shelled during the night only slight damage being done.

Several hostile bombing parties were shelled by our artillery during the night. In front of our CAVENDISH SAP a Lewis Gun was taken out by a patrol to within 100 yards of the German line and fired with effectThe Willows

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