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Transcript of War Diary of 2DLI, August 1915

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(D/DLI 2/2/1)


Intensity until 11am and was continued
from that hour until dusk by means of
guns from the direction of HILL 60, and
trench mortars from BELLEWARDE WOOD
and FORT 13.

Casualties on 9.8.[19]15.
CAPT[AIN] A. H. M BOWERS killed.
CAPT R. H. LEGARD killed
2 LT [Second Lieutenant] R. GREGG killed
2 LT R.W. MAY killed
2 LT J. D. CARTWRITGHT killed
2 LT G.C. HOLCROFT killed
CAPT R. TURNER wounded
LT G. SOPWITH wounded
2 LT G.M. GARLAND wounded
2 LT K. STOREY wounded
2 LT R. K. ROBSON wounded
2 LT M. COVERDALE wounded

Total killed 6 Officers 42 O[ther]. R[anks]
Total wounded 6 Officers 262 O. R
Total missing 0 Officers 100 O. R

Total 12 Officers 404 O. R.

x 92 O. R. Reported by W[ar]. O[ffice] as killed Aug. 9 & 10 1915.
EGHS L[ieutenan]t Col[onel].