Thursday 20 July 2017

Perfecting the Plan

Friday 20th July 1917

The raiders of 1st/5th Battalion continued their practice yesterday, especially with six new rifle sections which have been added as an addition to the reserve. A gap of about thirty yards width was cut in front trench of Umbrella Hill by our artillery during the afternoon.

During the morning the Regimental Sergeant Major and party had been at work on the dump of stores at the place of assembly for the raid. This was shelled for a time and one sergeant was wounded.

Source: X550/6/8

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