Archive for April, 2012

Friday 20th April 1917

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Every available man supplied to Engineers during morning. Special party of 75 O.R. under 2/LT Healy to dig communication trench to new trench. No casualties.

Thursday 19th April 1917

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

48 O.R. ordinary working parties.
Special party of 55 O.R. under 2/LT McKenzie  for enlarging our trench in NO MANS LAND.
Four Casualties
                           10/295 Corp Brooker A.E died of wounds 20/4/17
                           11/823 Pvt Campbell M A. wounded
                           15698 Pvt Cunliffe F.L.            “
                           27520 Pvt Knowles W.C.P.       “

Wednesday 18th April 1917

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Every available man on Engineers working parties.
Capt R.L. Evatt evacuated to hospital sick.

Tuesday 17th April 1917

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Coy supplied 1 Off 70 other ranks as party of  3 Off & 250 O.R. under Capt H.E. McKinnon M.C. to dig a new trench in NO MANS LAND. Operation entirely successful. One casualty. Each man dug 72 cubic feet in 1¼ hours. Rather a record. Covering party supplied by 1/W.I.B.

Monday 16th April 1917

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Every available man on working parties making bopping[?] off trenches & saps.

Sunday 15th April 1917

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Everybody very alert last night but the Hun did not venture out of his trench. He bombed his own wire.
Battn relieved by 1st Wgtn this morning. This company handed over to 1st Ruahine and returned to billets in RED LODGE area.
On arrival in billets I handed over to Capt. McKINNON and returned to Ruahine Coy.
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Saturday 14th April 1917

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

A Hun shell exploded a small dump of M.T.M. bombs near Ration Farm, a couple of hundred yards away from Coy. H.Q. between 10 and 11 this morning.
Company manned new trench with H.B. tonight. An occasional Hun shell was replied to with salvoes from our guns.
Hun guns registering on new trench at odd times during [...]

Friday 13th April 1917

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Company area full of working parties, all night. – Some H.E. dropped fairly close to coy H.Q. this morning.
New trench dug in front of us in NO MAN’S LAND last night by 1st Otago. We supplied a strong covering party. Very successful operation.

Thursday 12th April 1917

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Enemy continues quiet. We are still patrolling energetically.

Wednesday 11th April 1917

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Patrolling still very active. As ordered, we have absolute control of NO MAN’S LAND.