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Tuesday 31st July 1917 La Basse Ville Report

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

                           REPORT on LA BASSE VILLE OPERATIONS.
NUMBERS OF EACH                                           No1         32
                     PLATOON.                                            2          31
                                                                                     3          38
                                                                                     4          28
                                                                                    10         32
                                                                                    11         31
                                                                       Coy. H.Qs.       12
                                       TOTAL.                                           204.
TIME MARCHING UP.        Three (3) hours from Kortepyp to support line.
WHERE ASSEMBLED.       Nos 11 & 10 Platoons & Coy H.Qrs south of La Truie Farm Basse [...]

Tuesday 31st July 1917

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Commanding Officer
                           7th (W.W.C).Regt
                                    Herewith further portion of diary W.W.C. Coy 2/W.I.R.
                                    Also report of operations at
                                    La Basse Ville. Please
                                    acknowledge receipt.
                                                            Hugh McKinnon
9.8.17.                                                                         Capt
                                                                        O.C. W.W.C. Coy.
2 Battn Wellington Regt
                           N.Z. Forces
July 31st.             Attacked La Basse Ville at 4 am & captured village with six platoons. Relieved 11.15 pm. Casualties 3 officers [...]

Monday 30th July 1917

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Quiet day cleaning up. Orders to do Stunt. Church parade. Moved off 11 pm.

Sunday 29th July 1917

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Relieved by 1st W. W. C. Moved to Kortepyp at 5 pm with rest huts.

Saturday 28th July 1917

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Working parties as usual.

Friday 27th July 1917

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Quiet day. Assisting in preparation for Stunt.

Thursday 26th July 1917

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Quiet day. Working parties supplied.

Wednesday 25th July 1917

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Heavy shelling at 3 am. Quiet day. Working parties at night.

Tuesday 24th July 1917

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Quiet day cleaning up. Working parties supplied at night. Heavy barrage at 12 midnight.

Monday 23rd July 1917

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Much artillery activity during day. Orders for relief. Enemy barraged support line at 6 pm. Relieved by Taranaki Coy at 10 pm. & proceeded to Prowse Point. Coy. billeted in tunnels & dugouts.