Sunday 5 June 2016

Detailed Attack Training

H A Chamen [X550/1/81]

Monday 5th June 1916: The adjutant of the 2nd Battalion tells us that though behind the lines they are not idle. They are busy practicing attacks over ground selected as almost identical to that near Maricourt, with trenches laid out to imitate those of the enemy.  Clearly a major attack is anticipated. The adjutant is also happy to report the return to the Battalion of Second Lieutenant H A Chamen who was posted to 3rd Entrenching Battalion back in February(1).

Source: X550/3/wd

(1) He would die of wounds one month in to forthcoming battle.

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