Mark Hone Posted 28 October , 2002 Share Posted 28 October , 2002 I am beginning to research 55th Division's attack on 31st July in preparation for a 'staff ride' on a future battlefields tour. I am especially interested in 2/5th Lancashire Fusiliers, whose ranks included several Bury Grammar School pupils and many other locals as well as the redoubtable Lt. Col. Bertram Best Dunkley. I have already come across a number of first-hand accounts which I can use at the various proposed 'stands' on the walk but I wonder if Forum users know of any others from the Division. An officer of 2/5th is quoted at length in 'The Hazy Red Hell' by Tom Donovan, while a member of the Liverpool Irish, who acted as 'moppers-up' for 2/5, is featured in 'Salient Points Two' . This battle also sees the winning of VC number 2 by Noel Chevasse. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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