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Transcript of War Diary of 2DLI, June 1915

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(D/DLI 2/2/1)


1915

June. 1. 1915. to 5th 5.15:

trenches POTIJZE.

there was a certain amount of shelling by the enemy but practically without any effect. Casualties. LT J R HILL and 6 men killed; 15 men wounded.

BILLETS

June. 5 (midnight) until 9.30pm 9th June

After relief by 2nd Bn The Sherwood Foresters we went into huts about 2 miles West of Ypres.

TRENCHES near POTIJZE.

9.30pm. 9 June to midnight

17 June.

This Section extended on our right from a point 200 yds. North of the VERLORENHOEK ROAD to a point 250 yds. south

of WIELTJE on our left. Extent of front 700 yds: two Co[mpan]ys in fire trench, two in Support: fire trench marked A7. A8. Support trench S.7 S8 held by CAPT CODDINGTONS CO[MPAN]Y. CAPT TURNERS CO[MPAN]Y and LT BEARTS CAPT BOWERS CO[MPAN]YS respectively. Casualties - mostly from shell fire. LT W.B. MORTIMER And 6 O[ther]. R[anks] killed, 45 O[ther]. R[anks] wounded.

Map ST JEAN 1/10 000