Archive for April, 2012

Monday 30th April 1917

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Company left billets at KORTEPYP at 2.30 am. Platoons are stationed – No.2 at GALWAY DUG-OUTS, Nos 1 and 3 in DESTROYED MILL, and No.4 at SOUTHLAND FARM. We are in support to Taranaki.
Great deal of artillery work and much more trench mortar activity than usual.
Relief had just been reported complete when a very violent [...]

Sunday 29th April 1917

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

At mid-day we were informed that the Battn. was to relieve a Battn of the 25th Divn. relief to be completed by 6 pm on the 30th.
Church parade this morning.
New lines inspected this afternoon.

Saturday 28th April 1917

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Capt. McKINNON went on leave to England this morning and Capt W.H. McLEAN assumed command.
Inspection by C.O. in preparation for our three-days’ march to ST. OMER area for intensive training.    
Lieut. A.T. DUNCAN reported for duty with this coy. from Taranaki Coy.
Detached parties came back to coy. from Working Battn. and from D.A.D.O.S. (Deputy Assistant [...]

Friday 27th April 1917

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Company moved to new area, arriving just after dawn. A good camp and reasonably clean.
We relieved C Coy. 2 Bn. NZRB who took over our quarters as coy. in support.

Thursday 26th April 1917

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Officer sent via PETAWAWA and NEUVE EGLISE to inspect billets at KORTEPYP.

Wednesday 25th April 1917

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Aeroplanes very active. Working parties still very busy.

Tuesday 24th April 1917

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

A really perfect day at last with a great deal of aeroplane work.
The Battalion relieved our first battalion this morning. We are Company in Support and occupy quarters at PETAWAWA FARM, and HALLEY’S MANSIONS. The officers are living in FISHER’S PLACE with Taranaki company.
Working parties re-constructing ROMER STREET in right coy’s sector.

Monday 23rd April 1917

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Company sent a party to the Baths at PONT NIEPPE under Lieut. MACKENZIE.
Announcement of our share in the coming offensive on this sector.

Sunday 22nd April 1917

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Finer weather. Much aerial activity. The Hun has been attending to our battery positions very persistently.
Company supplied usual working parties.

Saturday 21st April 1917

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Every available man supplied for working parties during afternoon & night.
23789 Pvt Best A.A. wounded.