Tag Archives: Sailly-Labourse

On this day 27th March 1918

27.3.18 CAMBRIN SECTOR: Battalion relieved by 1/5th South Lancs and 6th York & Lancs Regt (32 Infantry Brigade) and moved to billets in SAILLY LABOURSE.

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


27th March ST PIERRE: Brigade relieved by 32nd Infantry Brigade (11th Division) and 166th Infantry Brigade (55th Division) and take over sector of line held by 12th Canadian Infantry Brigade.

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

On this day 20th March 1918

20.3.18 BEUVRY: Battalion relieved 1/8th Sherwood Foresters in the ANNEQUIN LOCALITY. Battalion HQ, “C” and “D” Companies in ANNEQUIN, “A” and “B” Companies in SAILLY LABOURSE.

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


20th March: 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters relieved 5th Sherwood Foresters in the front line.

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

On this day 21st September 1917 – Hill 70

21.7.1917 LES BREBIS: Battalion relieved 1st LEICESTERS and 1st WEST YORKS in SUPPORT on HILL 70 RIGHT.

LIEUT COLONEL CB JOHNSON killed in action.

MAJOR W SEATON assumed temporary Command.

Johnson CB

Cyril Benton Johnson was killed by a shell whilst going up to the trenches just in from of Loos. He died instantly and was buried at the little Cemetery of Sailly-Labourse. He was 27 years old.Johnson LN death

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


21/IX/17: We commenced relieving portions of the 71st and 18th Infantry Brigades in HILL 70 Sector.

21-september-1917h26c-1917

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


1878/240311 Corporal Wilfred Higginbottom was killed in action

johnson-higginbottomWilfred was a Pre-War Territorial from Chesterfield who served in “A” Company and is now buried next to his Commanding Officer.