Major Pigott took over command of Battalion. Regiment remained in present trenches & kept up heavy fire against Enemy while 2nd Seaforth Highldrs attacked FRELINGHIEN with Irish Fusiliers in Support and supported by one guns. Continue reading
Heavy Gun & Rifle fire during the night. Battalion moved off at 4 a.m. to AVILE d’ALIENIENS in support of R.Dublin Fusiliers. Regiment shelled at 8 A.M. & VI DVN [VI Division] became engaged in the South. Continue reading
At 6.15 a.m. Battalion ordered to march via Bridge over River LYS through ERQUINHEM and take ARMENTIERES which was occupied by Germans. Continue reading
Regiment marched to LE LEUTHE (1½ miles) on Belgian Border and billeted on Farms.
Battalion remained in Billets till 4.30 p.m. when they marched off and went into billets at BAILLEUL, in the Square.
Battalion remained in Reserve & moved off at 3.30 p.m. and went into billets at METEREN.
Battalion moved at 9 a.m. A & C formed Van Guard under Major Poole with Division Cyclist Coy [Company] & Cavalry in front. On reaching FLETRE at 10 a.m. Germans reported to be holding high ground of ridge in front of METEREN. “A” & “B” Coys were deployed “A” on left & B on right & if possible to cross road, “D” Coy under Major Christie was sent up behind “C” Coy in Support. Continue reading
Arrived St.Omer 5 a.m. & detrained & march to French Cavalry Barrack. Moved to Square at 2 p.m. near Hotel de Ville with remainder of Brigade. Continue reading
Regiment marched off at 7.15 a.m. and entrained at LONGEUIL ST MARIE (2½ miles). Train left at 12.20 p.m. Route CREUIL-AMIENS-ETAPLES-BOULOGNE-CALAIS-ST OMER.
Battalion marched to VERBERIE (5 miles) & arrived 5 p.m. Went into billets.