5.8.1917: 2/Lt VH ARMITAGE MC awarded the Belgian Decoration “Chevalier de L’Ordre de la Boutonne”
Vernon Hay Armitage
C in C’s list No 145
To be Captain: Lieut CJ Wheatcroft
To be A/Capt: Lieut J Tolson and HH Jackson
Cyril John Wheatcroft, Joseph Tolson, Humphry Henry Jackson and Donald Storrs-Fox
5.8.1917 St Elie Sector: Battn relieved 5th Battn in RIGHT SUBSECTION.
1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]
4/5 August: 8th Sherwood Foresters carried out a raid on Enemy trenches in G5C.
3014/305888 L/Cpl Herbert Taylor was missing presumed killed during the raid
5th Aug: Philosophe heavily shelled during the evening (over 350 shells fell)
Amongst the 1/5th Battalion men killed were:-
- 5533/202268 Pte William Pawsley and son of Mrs MA Pawsey of 5 Sea View, Lower Halstow in Kent.
- 203448 Pte Albert Shaw from Worskop who died of wounds in the 1st Casualty Clearing Station.
- Lieut Loris Stiles Spargo aged 25 and son of Nicholas and Ellen Spargo of Tregolls in Truro, Cornwall.
139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]