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On this day 16th October 1917

16/10/1917 HILL 70: Battalion relieved 1/5th Battn in the line.

London Gazette Second Lieutenants to be Lieutenants as from 1.7.17:

  • R Evans (d of w)
  • T Greaves
  • KH Bond MC
  • FW Hipkins
  • VTG Hore
  • WA Lytle MC
  • E Kershaw MC
  • WT Stephens
  • FS Rowland MC
  • WL Cooper


Second Lieutenant to be Lieutenant from 26.7.17: AF Briggs

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

16/X/17: Movement above normals on tracks behind enemy’s lines. Inter-Battalion reliefs during night.

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

On this day 9th August 1917

2/Lt Richard Evans was mortally wounded in action aged 20Evans

The son of the Rev. Arthur Evans and Margaret Emma Evans of 11 Marlborough Lane in Bath. He was a native of Snelston near Ashbourne. Richard is buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, which was the location of the 33 Casualty Clearing Station.

On this day 15th July 1917

15.7.1917 FREVILLERS: 2/Lieut KH BOND MC to Command Letter “A” Company. 2/Lieut R EVANS to Command Letter “B” Company. 2/Lieut VTG HORE and LV BURROWS to I Corps School.

Bond Evans 1917

Kenneth Hills Bond and Richard Evans


Victor Thomas George Hore


Leonard Victor Burrows

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

On this day 1st June 1917


2/Lt R EVANS assumed Command and payment of Letter “A” Company vice Capt ROBINSON.evans robinson

Richard Evans and Victor Owen Robinson

Lt GKK MAUGHAN assumed Command and payment of Letter “C” Company vice Lt HIGHMAN.

Maughan Highman

Gardyne Keith Kilgour Maughan and Harold Woolf Higham

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

In the line at LIEVIN W of LENS June 1 1917: 

  • 5th Sherwood Foresters on the RIGHT
  • 7th Sherwood Foresters on the LEFT
  • 6th Sherwood Foresters in RESERVE at RED MILL
  • 8th Sherwood Foresters in SUPPORT

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

2062/240396 Pte John Davison was wounded on this day

John was a pre-War Territorial who enlisted in November 1911 and served with “A” Company. He arrived in France in February 1915 with the 46th North Midland DIvision. Later served with Royal Fusiliers and Royal Field Artillery.2062 davison



39th Trench Duty 30th December 1916 – 3rd January 1917

30.12.1916 SOUASTRE: Battalion relieved 5th Battalion in same sector, distribution of Companies under:-

  • Letter “A” Company Support (Bluff dug outs)
  • Letter “B” Company Centre Sub-Sector
  • Letter “C” Company Left Sub-Sector
  • Letter “D” Company Right Sub-Sector
  • Headquarters THORPE STREETRight Sector X1 1916

30.12.1916 SOUASTRE: 2/Lieut R EVANS to 3rd Army School.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

30th: Centre Company of left sub sector shelled by 4.2 during the afternoon. 6th and 8th Battalions relieved the 5th and 6th Battalions in the front line.

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

On this day 3rd October 1916

3.10.1916 Trenches: Enemy attempted to raid 14 SAP but were driven off, leaving 2 wounded prisoners in our hands.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

3rd: Six Germans seen inside our wire at no14 SAP – they were challenged & replied with grenades which buried the 3 men at the sap head.
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Lieutenant Richard Evans

Lieut Evans, 6th Battn, and 3 men immediately went out and brought in a wounded German. Ten more of the enemy approached at the same the, but were driven off by grenades and Lewis Gun fire. One other German was subsequently found wounded and brought into our lines. he belonged to the 62nd Regiment. Several more casualties were thought to have been inflicted on the enemy.

PickelhaubeGerman Pressed Felt Pickelhaube To The 62nd Infantry (3rd Upper Silesian) Battalion

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

The buried men of “B” Company

The three men buried in the sap head all belonged to “B” Company

  • 3850 Pte John William Duce
  • 3931 Pte James Wheat
  • 2569 Pte William Howard

On this day 31st August 1916

4440 Seaton31.8.1916 BELLACOURT: Capt W Seaton rejoined from 7th Battalion.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

Talus Kershaw31st: Slightly more hostile sniping noticed. At midnight a party of 20 NCOs and men under 2/Lt EVANS of the 6th Battalion guided by the Battalion Scouts under 2/Lt Kershaw (above) attempted to raid the enemies listening post at the TALUS. After passing the first row of wire successfully the party were stopped by some new wire which was found to be too thick to cut by hand. The party was brought back without loss.

Official Report Talus 30 August 1916 from WO-95-2694-1_1_1-6th

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

On this day 18th July 1916

18.7.1916 BELLACOURT: Officers joined from England:-

  • Captain ES WOOD
  • 2/Lt R EVANS
  • 2/Lt WB DAVIES
  • 2/Lt AP STONER

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

18th: The enemy trench mortared trenches 145 & 144 today doing considerable damage & cutting the wire. The enemies back lines & villages were bombarded this evening. They threw very little back however.

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