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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Diary Entry - 6th July, 1916

At ten, Major Jones and Captain Dale came up to look for a sap they had to shoot on from Cabaret Rouge. Soon after they arrived, Captain Dyson OC (trench mortars) and Robinson turned up to shoot on wire in front of a German sap. They continued till twelve thirty, when Major Crozier arrived and told them to go down and get some lunch at his Mess. The latter stayed on until two and he no sooner retired than the mortar people returned to shoot again, so I did not have much peace. They fired 150 rounds and cleared the wire well. Waldren came up in the evening and did some shooting, registering for a strafe. Bee relieved me in the pouring rain.


  1. 'Dison' is probably Captain W D Dyson, who later was commanding a battery in 41st Brigade, but who looks to have been 'Divisional Trench Mortar Officer' at this time

  2. Thank you - will make that change.