Tag Archives: Cite de RIAUMONT

On this day 10th June 1917

10.6.1917 FOSSE 10: Lt Col CB JOHNSON proceeded to CO’s Conference at BOULOGNE. Major W SEATON assumed command of the Battalion.Johnson CB

Cyril Benton Johnson

Battalion received a wire of congratulation from 139th Bde on the digging of the advanced trench in RIAUMONT. The assaulting Battalion assembled in it without detection.

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

10 June: 139 Brigade relieved in the line by the 138 Brigade on the night of the 10/11th.

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

On this day 2nd June 1917

2.6.1917: Lt & Adjt E KERSHAW MC and LT HW HIGHAM on short leave to England (10 days). Lieut J TAYLOR performed the duties of Adjt during absence of Lieut Kershaw.

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Edward Kershaw and Harold Woolf Higham

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Joshua Taylor

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

2-4th June: During this period work was concentrated on digging the assembly trench in the Cite De RIAUMONT. The enemy paid a good deal of attention to this work and frequently trench mortared and gassed our working parties.

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

On these days 27th-31st May 1917

May 27-31: During the period the enemy showed considerable activity – during the day his artillery fire on back areas greatly increased – and at night he constantly bombed and attacked our forward posts. In almost every case he was driven off with loss but with very few casualties to ourselves.

A new trench was dug through the Cite de RIAUMONT.cite de riaumont

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