Archive for March, 2012

Saturday 31st March 1917

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Coy. left billets at LE ROMARIN this morning and took over from D Coy. 2 Bn. N.Z.R.B. in PLOEGSTEERT WOOD. The Battn. is in support to 1st Bn. this regiment.

Friday 30th March 1917

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Routine. Whole company ran in a cross-country race. Other companies yet to compete. Enemy heavily shelled battery in our vicinity.
I took over command of W.W.C. company this evening during temporary absence of Capt. MCKINNON. M.C. Capt. EVATT. 2nd in command, has been detached on a Labour Battalion job.
                                                                              [signed] F.H.E. Morgan. Capt.
                                                                                             7th W.W.C. Regt.

Thursday 29th March 1917

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Company for duty. Regimental Dinner to officers of 1st W.I.B.

Wednesday 28th March 1917

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Inspection of Battalion by C.O. Hun aeroplane over our lines.

Tuesday 27th March 1917

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Routine. Very wet & cold. Snow fell.

Monday 26th March 1917

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Routine. Further fatigues.

Sunday 25th March 1917

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Church Parades. Company for Duty. Fatigues. Enemy’s ”heavies” again very active this morning. Lieut B.L. Morison & Sergt Harris left for England to join 4th N.Z. Brigade now being mobilised.

Saturday 24th March 1917

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Bath at Pont De Nieppe. Enemy’s heavy artillery again active, evidently searching for our howitzers in our vicinity. Capt H.E. McKinnon proceeded to Lewis Gun school at Paris Plage.

Friday 23rd March 1917

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Inter-Platoon Football Matches. No-1 beat No-3. No-2 & 4 had to abandon game owing to heavy wind & snow.

Thursday 22nd March 1917

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Routine work. Supplied 125 for work in connection with ammunition dump which is to be built. Enemy’s heavy artillery active.