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sheena2jura

I have a copy of the war diary for 11th/12th october 1916. if anyone would like a copy.

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Guest balbirnie
I have a copy of the war diary for 11th/12th october 1916. if anyone would like a copy.

I would be very interested in a copy of the war diary for this period as a relative of mine died on the twelfth.

Balbirnie

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hastiealkas
I have a copy of the war diary for 11th/12th october 1916. if anyone would like a copy.

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hastiealkas

Iwould be grateful if you would let me have copies of 10th Argylls diaries

Regards Arch.

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jay dubaya

Hi Sheena2jura,

a very kind offer on which I would say... yes please :D my email is:

 

cheers, Jon

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DougM
I have a copy of the war diary for 11th/12th october 1916. if anyone would like a copy.

Sheena,

I've just come across this posting now.

I have a relative who was in the 10th Btn and was killed on the 12th Oct 1916 (i think) attacking the

Butte du Warlencourt. He is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery. I would love a copy of the diary.

dougmair@hotmail.com.

Thanks in advance

Doug

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hackneygurkha

Hi Sheena,

I've just stumbled across your post. If its ok, please could I have a copy? I am researching Lt Cremin who was with the 10th Bn and killed on 11th October 1916.

Many thanks

FS

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Steven Broomfield

Don't hold your breath. According to her profile, Sheen's not visited the Forum since March last year.

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jay dubaya
1 hour ago, Steven Broomfield said:

Don't hold your breath. According to her profile, Sheen's not visited the Forum since March last year.

 

Rather glad I didn't chaps, I've been waiting over 9 years 

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Steven Broomfield

I suspect it would be easier to download it from the National Archives site for a whopping £3.50 (assuming it's available)

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jay dubaya

And one doesn't even get the whole diary 

 

Can't find on ancestry but here's an extract from Westlake's 'Battalions on the Somme'

 

In reserve Celestines Wood (1/7). Later to Grove Town. Moved forward to Billon Wood (4/7), trenches at Montauban and west of Bernafay Wood (8/7), Talus Boise (11/7). Moved forward to Valley Trench and support (13/7). Attack on Longueval (14/7) - assembling on northern slopes of Caterpillar Valley - took left of 26th Brigade's assault (8th Black Watch on right). Battalion historian Lieutenant-Colonel H.G. Sotheby records that attack was a complete surprise - German front line being penetrated while the Pipes played Regimental March and the 'Charge.' All companies held strong positions by nightfall. To Longueval (15/7). In action Delville Wood (18/7). To Carnoy (19/7). Casualties since (14/7) - 435. To Sandpit Camp (11/7). Entrained at Mericourt for Vimy sector (23/7). Arrived Mezerolles (5/10), To Franvillers (7/10). Moved forward through Albert (8/10) and to positions at Bottom Wood. Took over trenches Flers Line (9/10). With 7th Seaforth- 'C' and 'D' Companies attacked towards Butte de Warlencourt (12/10) - heavy machine gun fire from Snag Trench blocked attack - leading waves digging in 150 yards from their start points. Relieved before dawn and to trenches east of High Wood. 

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Steven Broomfield
15 hours ago, hackneygurkha said:

Hi Sheena,

I've just stumbled across your post. If its ok, please could I have a copy? I am researching Lt Cremin who was with the 10th Bn and killed on 11th October 1916.

Many thanks

FS

 

The Battalion History has his death as happening on the 12th. There is no detail, but I assume he fell in a local attack somewhere near Flers (again, little detail) on Snag Trench. The assault was by the 7th Seaforth, with C and D Companies of the Argylls in support. B Company then moved up to consolidate a captured German trench, with A remaining to old the British line. Casualties were heavy, mostly due to shell and machine gun fire.

 

Afraid there isn't much extra information.

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10th Bn A&SH war diary here. CLICK Page 58 starts covering the dates in question.

 

There is a one liner stating Lt Cremen was killed  - attached to Trench Mortars. 

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jay dubaya

Excellent, thanks for that Martin, I can breathe easy

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JohnG60

Sheena

Coming to this thread late but am researching my wifes family and her great uncle died with the A&SH on 12 Oct 16 so a copy would be very kind.

John

chaucer08@hotmail.com

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kenf48
40 minutes ago, JohnG60 said:

Sheena

Coming to this thread late but am researching my wifes family and her great uncle died with the A&SH on 12 Oct 16 so a copy would be very kind.

John

chaucer08@hotmail.com

 Welcome to the forum

 

It's not usually considered a good idea to post personal emails as this is an open forum

 

The originator of this thread was originally posting in 2005 and has not visited us since 2016.

 

Since 2005 the war diaries have been digitised and are available from TNA for £3.50

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352540

 

It is also available on Ancestry see post 13 (Guest) above if you subscribe there is a direct link to the relevant pages

 

I would also suggest you have a look at the Long Long Trail website, link top right of this page, where you will find a history of the Battalion, major battles and hints on researching a Great War soldier.

 

Ken

 

 

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