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Key dates over May 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 4

20th May 1917 - Attack on the Hinderberg Line

Rolling casualty count: 6375

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt deployed at about 3.30am prior to attack on the Hindenburg Line and support line at 5.15am. A and D Coys in Front Line with the Hindenburgh Line as their prime objective. There was thick mist when the attack was launched so 1st line got to their objective with few casualties but some men attacking the 2nd line were taken prisoner. Eventually A, B and C Coys consolidated the Front Line and C Coy occupied the Sunken Road in front.

4th Batt: On the right we were relieved by the Newfoundland Reg who were 200 strong. The rest were relieved by the Northampton Imperial Yeomanry and the 2nd Corps of Cyclists in the Front line system immediately south of River Scarpe, Elbon Trench being our Front Line.

2/7th Batt: Church Parade am. Transport travelled via Amiens to Villers-Bocage.

2/8th Batt: Batt Church Parade at 11am. In pm the transport arrived from Germaine.

9th Batt: The great heat of the Mesopotamian Summer rendered offensive action impossible by either side.

10th Batt: Batt relieved by 7th East Lancs in the sub-section of the Drependaal Sector

11th Batt: Orders