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14th (Light) Division and 6th Somerset Light Infantry - 27th July 1916


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Could someone with a copy of the 6th Bn diary, or knowledge of the 14th Divn movements please tell me where they were on the 27th July 1916.

I know that they were in the general area and supporting the attack on Delville Wood. Any more detail would be appreciated.

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the regimental history has..'3am on the 23rd the Somerset men arrived in billets in Agnez-les-Duisans. On the 28th at 10am the Bn set out from Agnez to march to Warluzel ...' .. entering front line on 12th Aug relieving Lancs Fusiliers in Delville wood .at 4pm...[Wyrall 1927, 124]

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43rd Infantry Brigade still in the trenches with the Somersets in reserve until relieved on the 28th by the 62nd & 110th Infantry Brigade on the 28th July.

On relief the Somersets were to move from Agnez-les-Duisans to and Warluzel according to the Brigade diary and 14th Division orders. On the 30th the march continued with the Somersets marching to Villers L'Hopital. On the 31st the Brigade remained in billets involved in cleaning up.

The initial relief and march is covered under Operational Order 46, 47, 48 & 49.

Andy

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