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7th Leinsters


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Can anybody tell me what the 7th Leinsters were doing on 8th March 1917 when a Pte 1283 E White was mentioned by the Divisional Commander for 'gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field'.

Sean

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hi sean

In Spanbroek sector,

"At 3.30pm the enemy opened a heavy bombardment on the whole of the battalion front, that is from Piccadily on the north to Durham road on the south. SP6 and SP7 were also heavily shelled especially the latter. "D" Company's front from Redan Avenue to Bowles lane was more heavily shelled than any other. The bombardment lasted till 6pm and then ceased but salvoes were fired every quarter of an hour till about 3am on the 9th. Captain G.A. Read was killed in this day. Total casualties 1 officer and 11 other ranks killed and 32 other ranks wounded."

Regards,

Graeme

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