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The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914-1919

History of the 1/8th Battalion

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Author: W.C.C. Weetman
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,934 / 293 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 479
Added to site: 2007.02.07
mnybks.net#: 16011
Genres: History, War
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rve at Verquin. (Jan. 2nd, Raid Jan. 20th on front held by D Company.)

" 21st Marched from Verquin to Burbure.

" 22nd-- Training at Burbure. Large detachment at Mazingarbe Feb. 8th digging reserve trenches near Vermelles.

" 9th Marched from Burbure to Laires and Livossart.

" 13th Moved to Enquin-les-Mines for training.

March 5th-- " 6th Marched to Westrehem and by 'bus to Béthune.

" 14th-- Held Annequin Fosse "Locality," in view of " 19th heavy attacks expected.

" 20th-- In line in Cambrin sector. (March 22nd, Heavy " 23rd bombardment and raid on A Company.)

" 24th-- " 26th In Support at Beuvry.

" 27th-- In line in St. Emile sector, and in Support in April 10th St. Pierre.

" 11th On relief by Canadians, moved back to Vaudricourt.

" 18th Moved to reserve trenches in front of Sailly-Labourse. Unsuccessful attack by enemy near Givenchy.

" 20th Returned to Vaudricourt.

" 23rd Marched to Béthune.

" 24th-

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