2nd Lieutenant Bricknell [X550/1/81]
Wednesday 14th June 1916: yesterday the 2nd Battalion, at Maricourt, began digging a new trench. During the digging the enemy opened up a heavy bombardment and attacked the French who were holding trenches on the right. Fortunately, turned out to be only a small raid.
2nd Lieutenant H J Bricknell has joined the Battalion. He was a Sergeant in the 5th Lancers who has been commissioned from the ranks. Another newcomer is 2nd Lieutenant J. B.