John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 14

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March 10. Saturday

9 rounds on Distillery.

Moat Farm. laying wires. from 5pm till 3am.

gas-shells had to wear gas respirator 30 mins.

Front line trench being held by one battalion

whereas 3 should be there. 1 man every 25 yds.

one man every 40 yards in second line.

Mid-night only saw sentry. snipers. machine-gun

men. for nearly a mile


March 11. Sunday.

Battery C. Observation balloon attacked

by and brought down in flames, by 4 Hun

areoplanes, men escaped uninjured.

200 rounds on Trenches

8           -        -   Hostile Battery


March 12. Monday.

200 rounds on Front - Support Trenches

12         '         '   Working party

Enemy replied with 25 gas-shells

orderly officer for today


5023.

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March 10. Saturday

9 rounds on Distillery.

Moat Farm. laying wires. from 5pm till 3am.

gas-shells had to wear gas respirator 30 mins.

Front line trench being held by one battalion

whereas 3 should be there. 1 man every 25 yds.

one man every 40 yards in second line.

Mid-night only saw sentry. snipers. machine-gun

men. for nearly a mile


March 11. Sunday.

Battery C. Observation balloon attacked

by and brought down in flames, by 4 Hun

areoplanes, men escaped uninjured.

200 rounds on Trenches

8           -        -   Hostile Battery


March 12. Monday.

200 rounds on Front - Support Trenches

12         '         '   Working party

Enemy replied with 25 gas-shells

orderly officer for today


5023.


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  • March 24, 2017 21:08:08 Cheryl Ellsworth

    March 10. Saturday

    9 rounds on Distillery.

    Moat Farm. laying wires. from 5pm till 3am.

    gas-shells had to wear gas respirator 30 mins.

    Front line trench being held by one battalion

    whereas 3 should be there. 1 man every 25 yds.

    one man every 40 yards in second line.

    Mid-night only saw sentry. snipers. machine-gun

    men. for nearly a mile


    March 11. Sunday.

    Battery C. Observation balloon attacked

    by and brought down in flames, by 4 Hun

    areoplanes, men escaped uninjured.

    200 rounds on Trenches

    8           -        -   Hostile Battery


    March 12. Monday.

    200 rounds on Front - Support Trenches

    12         '         '   Working party

    Enemy replied with 25 gas-shells

    orderly officer for today


    5023.

  • February 20, 2017 16:05:42 Abigail Miller

    March 10. Saturday

    9 rounds on Distillery.

    Moat Farm. laying wines. from 5pm till 3am.

    gas-shells had to wear gas respirator 30 mins.

    Front line trench being held by one battalion

    whereas & should be there. 1 man every 25 yds.

    one man every 40 yeards in second line.

    Mid-night only saw sentry. snipers. machine-

    gun men. for nearly a mile


    March 11. Sunday.

    Battery C. Observation balloon attacked

    by and brought down in flames, by 4 Hun

    areoplanes, men escaped uninjured.

    200 rounds on Trenches

    8           -        -   Hostile Battery


    March 12. Monday.

    200 rounds on Front - Support Trenches

    12         '         '   Working party

    Enemy replied with 25 gas-shells

    orderly officer for today


    5023.


  • February 20, 2017 16:05:16 Abigail Miller

    March 10. Saturday

    9 rounds on Distillery.

    Moat Farm. laying wines. from 5pm till 3am.

    gas-shells had to wear gas respirator 30 mins.

    Front line trench being held by one battalion

    whereas & should be there. 1 man every 25 yds.

    one man every 40 yeards in second line.

    Mid-night only saw sentry. snipers. machine-

    gun men. for nearly a mile


    March 11. Sunday.

    Battry C. Observation balloon attacked

    by  and brought down in flames, by 4 Hun

    areoplanes, men escaped uninjured.

    200 rounds on Trenches

    8           -        -   Hostile Battery


    March 12. Monday.

    200 rounds on Front - Support Trenches

    12         '         '   Working party

    Enemy replied with 25 gas-shells

    orderly officer for today


    5023.


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