Monday 27 June 2016

Death Comes to the Feast

Second Lieutenant R L V Doake [X550/1/82]

Tuesday 27th June 1916: The adjutant of 7th Battalion reports that the British bombardment continued yesterday but the Germans were also active, retaliating heavily on the British lines near Carnoy. One German shell fell in C Company Officers’ Mess, killing Second Lieutenants Baden and Hasler and wounding Captain Clegg and Second Lieutenants Doake and Johnson(1)

Source: X550/8/1

(1) Evelyn Walter James Johnson died of wounds on 20th July 1916 and is buried Saint-Sever Cemetery, Rouen, aged 19

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