Heavy shelling all day.”A” Coys Farm demolished & burnt. Wet night and trenches in bad state.
Heavy machine gun & rifle fire at 2 a.m. lasting for one hour. 2 casualties. Little sniping in morning.
A & B trenches shelled with heavies about noon. Capt. Bently Mortally wounded, & Capt. Bannerman wounded and 5 men. Battalion relieved R[oyal] Fusiliers at night & took up very long line. Difficult position with points enfiladed.
Heavy firing going on all round. No incident occurred with Battalion.
Battles raging all round. Heavy shelling. 11th & 12th Brigade got forward N.W. OF RIVER LYS. 17th Brigade retired a little at night to straighten their line & this left our left flank very much in the air.
Germans shelled our trenches heavily, and also HOUPLINES with heavies, both in morning & afternoon. H.Qrs took to trenches. 1 man killed 5 wounded.
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.