Friday 17 June 2016

Back in the Front Line

Saturday 17th June 1916: The 2nd Battalion have returned to front line duty. Yesterday they took up dispositions near Maricourt. They are the right hand of the British Army in France, as the unit neighbouring them on the right flank is the 8th Company of the 156th French Regiment(1)

Source: X550/3/wd

(1) This was to be an unusually long tour in the front line as the 2nd Battalion would stay there until the 1st July when they formed a reserve to the attack by battalions of the King’s (Liverpool) and Manchester Regiments.

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