September 1916 War Diary - 10th RDF

1 Sep Calonne II. A Coy attached to 13/KRR spent the day deepening and re-building the fire trench, revetting and improving the fire steps. Patrols sent out at night and nothing to report. Wiring in front continued. Pte M.Darcy 10/26912 recommended by Lt R S L Cochrane o/c B Coy 13/KRR for gallant devotion to duty. Casualties 2 men wounded.

1 Sep. Angres I. C Coy attached Anson Battalion supplied platoons for front, reserve and support lines. Patrols and wiring party sent out.

1 Sep. Angres II. D Coy attached to 2/Royal Marines occupied front line position and though subjected to TM and MG fire suffered no casualties. Patrols and wiring party sent out.

2 Sep. Maisnil-les-Ruitz 4pm. B Coy left billet to join 13 Royal Fusiliers at Poully Srenay

2 Sep. Calonne A Coy attached 13/KRR continued work etc with nothing unusual to report

2 Sep. Angres I C Coy attached Anson Battalion continued work etc with nothing unusual to report

2 Sep. Angres II D Coy attached 2/RMLI continued work etc with nothing unusual to report

3 Sep Maisnil-les-Ruitz A Coy relieved in trenches, report arrival in billets at 4.15pm

3 Sep Calonne II B Coy joins 13 RF in sections for instruction.

3 Sep Maisnil-les-Ruitz C Coy relieved in trenches, report arrival in billets at 1.45pm

3 Sep Maisnil-les-Ruitz D Coy relieved in trenches, report arrival in billets at 1.50pm

4 & 5 Sep Calonne II B Coy attached to 13/RF in trenches for instruction by sections

4 & 5 Sep Maisnil-les-Ruitz A, C and D Coys continue training in billets

6 Sep Petits Sains C& D Coy report to town major at 5 pm

6 Sep Bolly Skenay A Coy report to town major at 6pm

6 Sep Calonne II B Coy reform as a company and remain in trenches billeting the night in Redob.

7 Sep Calonne II 9am A Coy move into support line attached to 10/RF as a company

7 Sep Calonne II 9am B Coy move into front line attached to 10/RF as a company

7 Sep. Angres I 9.30am C Coy move into front line attached to Anson Battalion as a company

7 Sep. Angres II 9am D Coy move into front line attached to 2/RMLI as a company

8, 9, 10 Sep Calonne II A & B Coy continue training as a unit with 10/RF

8, 9, 10 Sep Angres I C Coy continue training as a unit with Anson Battalion. 11.50pm 9/9 enemy wiring party retired before MG fire, party discovered by our patrol.

8, 9, 10 Sep Angres II D Coy continue training as a unit with 2/RMLI

10 Sep Angres II 8.10am D Coy sustained casualties, 2 killed & 7 wounded from an enemy "Prawn"

10 Sept Angres II 4.45pm D Coy sustained casualties, 3 wounded from an enemy "Minnenwerfer"

11 Sep Maisnil-les-Ruitz A, B, C, D Coys report arrival at 6pm after relief from trenches

12-17 Sep Maisnil-les-Ruitz A, B, C, D Coys continue training in billets.

18,19 Sep Maisnil-les-Ruitz Battalion continue training in billets

20 Sep Maisnil-les-Ruitz 8am Battalion marches out of billets, reporting arrival at Dieval at 12.45pm to 190 Brigade. Weather very bad.

21 Sep Dieval Battalion rests and dries clothes and equipment,etc. Weather bad.

22 Sep Dieval 7.15 am Battalion marches out of billets reporting arrival at Ostreville at 12pm to 190 Brigade. Weather bad.

23-26 Sep Ostreville 8am-4pm Battalion performs battalion training in the Monchy-Breton Area. Weather very good.

27-28 Sep Ostreville 7.30am-3.30pm Battalion performs brigade training in the Monchy-Breton area.

29 Sep Ostreville 6.30am-2.30pm Battalion takes part in a Divisional Field Day in the Monchy-Breton area. Weather fair.

30 Sep Ostreville 8am Battalion takes part in a Brigade route march. Weather good.

Transcript of Oct 1916 for Royal Dublin Fusiliers

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