Tag Archives: Lincoln Lane

On this day 10th February 1917

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

10th: 174 Brigade Signal Section arrived for 5 days Instruction. German field battery fired 25 rounds into Lincoln Lane and the Calvaire Road during the morning. Fifty rounds from a 77mm also scattered over the left front area in the afternoon.

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

On this day 31st December 1916

31.12.1916 TRENCHES: CAPT VO ROBINSON rejoined from duty at 14 Infantry Base Depot. 2/Lieut FWA STUBBS rejoined as reinforcement from England. 2/Lieut FW HIPKINS rejoined from Divisional School.STUBBS

Frederick William Arthur Stubbs

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

The last man wounded in 1916 was 4109/241358 Pte William J Stevenson of “A” Company who later served with the Labour Corps.

31st: Enemy field battery shelled Green Street in the afternoon. A fortnight of bad weather has caused most of the inverted trench in the sector to fall in and the Communication trenches in the left sub sector. Nottingham Street and Lincoln Lane and St Martins Lane in the right sub sector are almost impassible.

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]