John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 33

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May 6. Sunday.

Preparing for Day out. Ordered to O.P.

Steel Tree. Tents shattered by shrapnel.

Strafe during night

2 rounds on Southern Brickstack to

                                                register

16 rounds on 2 hostile batteries

9        "         "   Torreken Farm } in

9        "         "   Wytschaete       } retaliation

                                                        for enemy

9        "          "  Curast Wood     } shelling

                                                        district


May 7. Monday

3pm. 5 mins strafe all guns in 2nd Army

in action. Myself and Elman left

Farm and moved to Left Section. Men

also moved. Had to provide  themocles 

with dug-outs. Myself under canvas.

Enemy again shelled district.

110 rounds on 5 Hostile Batteries

76         "       in Great 2nd Army Strafe

26         "       on 2 Hostile Batteries

14         "         "  Southern Brickstack.

to Register No.3


12290.

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May 6. Sunday.

Preparing for Day out. Ordered to O.P.

Steel Tree. Tents shattered by shrapnel.

Strafe during night

2 rounds on Southern Brickstack to

                                                register

16 rounds on 2 hostile batteries

9        "         "   Torreken Farm } in

9        "         "   Wytschaete       } retaliation

                                                        for enemy

9        "          "  Curast Wood     } shelling

                                                        district


May 7. Monday

3pm. 5 mins strafe all guns in 2nd Army

in action. Myself and Elman left

Farm and moved to Left Section. Men

also moved. Had to provide  themocles 

with dug-outs. Myself under canvas.

Enemy again shelled district.

110 rounds on 5 Hostile Batteries

76         "       in Great 2nd Army Strafe

26         "       on 2 Hostile Batteries

14         "         "  Southern Brickstack.

to Register No.3


12290.


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  • March 26, 2017 03:22:40 Cheryl Ellsworth

    May 6. Sunday.

    Preparing for Day out. Ordered to O.P.

    Steel Tree. Tents shattered by shrapnel.

    Strafe during night

    2 rounds on Southern Brickstack to

                                                    register

    16 rounds on 2 hostile batteries

    9        "         "   Torreken Farm } in

    9        "         "   Wytschaete       } retaliation

                                                            for enemy

    9        "          "  Curast Wood     } shelling

                                                            district


    May 7. Monday

    3pm. 5 mins strafe all guns in 2nd Army

    in action. Myself and Elman left

    Farm and moved to Left Section. Men

    also moved. Had to provide  themocles 

    with dug-outs. Myself under canvas.

    Enemy again shelled district.

    110 rounds on 5 Hostile Batteries

    76         "       in Great 2nd Army Strafe

    26         "       on 2 Hostile Batteries

    14         "         "  Southern Brickstack.

    to Register No.3


    12290.

  • March 26, 2017 03:16:22 Cheryl Ellsworth

    May 6. Sunday.

    Preparing for Day out. Ordered to O.P.

    Steel Tree. Tents shattered by shrapnel.

    Strafe during night

    2 rounds on Southern Brickstack to

                                                    register

    16 rounds on 2 hostile batteries

    9        "         "   Torreken Farm } in

    9        "         "   Wytschaete       } retaliation

                                                            for enemy

    9        "          "  Curast Wood     } shelling

                                                            district


    May 7. Monday

    3pm. 5 mins strafe all guns in 2nd Army

    in action. Myself and Elman left

    Farm and moved to Left Section. Men

    also moved. Had to provide themselves

    with dug-outs. Myself under canvas.

    Enemy again shelled district.

    110 rounds on 5 Hostile Batteries

    76         "       in Great 2nd Army Strafe

    26         "       on 2 Hostile Batteries

    14         "         "  Southern Brickstack.

    to Register No.3


    12290.


  • February 23, 2017 05:54:08 Erin Selvey

    May 6. Sunday.

    Preparing for Day out. Ordered O.P.

    Steel tree. Tents shattered by shrapnel

    Strafe during night

    2 rounds on Southern Brickstack to

    register

    16 rounds on 2 hostile batteries

    9        "         " Torreken Farm } in

    9        "         "  Wytschacte              } retaliation

                                                                 for enemy

    9        "          " Curast Wood    } shelling

                                                                     district


    May 7. Monday

    3pm. 5 mins strafe all guns in 2nd Army

    in action. Myself and Elman left

    Farm and moved to Left Section. Men

    also moved. Had to provide themselves

    with dug-outs. Myself under canvas.

    Enemy again shelled district

    110 rounds on 5 Hostile Batteries

    76         "       in Great 2nd Army Strafe

    26         "       on 2 Hostile Batteries

    14         "         "  Southern Brickstack.

    to register No.3


    12290.


  • February 23, 2017 04:32:21 Maethel Medina

    May6. Sunday.

    Preparing for Day out. Ordered O.P.

    Steel tree. Tents shattered by shrapnel

    strafe during night

    2 rounds on Southern Brickstack to

    register

    16 rounds on 2 hostile batteries

    9 " " Torreten Farm } in

    9 " " Wytschacte              } retaliation

                                                 for enemy

    9 " " Curast Wood    } shelling

                                                  district


    May 7. Monday

    3pm. 5 mins strafe all guns in 2nd Army

    in action. Myself and Elman left

    Farm and moved to Left Section. Men

    also moved. Had to provide themselves

    with dug-outs. Myself under canvas.

    Enemy again on 5 Hostile Batteries

    76 " in Great 2nd Army Strafe

    26 " on 2 Hostile Batteries

    14 " " Southern Brickstack.

    to register No.3


    12290.


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    Wytschaete

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