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War Diary, 1/18th London Regiment – December 1917

1st December – Bourlon Wood.
In the line – Intense Shelling – Casualties heavy.


2nd December – Bourlon Wood.
Relieved by 24th Bn London Regt and moved into Hindenburg Support.


3rd/4th December – Hindenburg Support.
Situation Normal.


5th December – Royaulcourt.
Relieved by 21st Bn London Regt and moved into Divisional Reserve at Royaulcourt.


6th December – Royaulcourt.
In Divisional Reserve – village shelled by H.V. Gun – Enemy aircraft active.


7th December – Royaulcourt.
Major C Beresford (attd from 17th Bn) Assumed Command.


8th/9th December – Royaulcourt.
In Divisional Reserve.


10th December – Royaulcourt.
Enemy aircraft activity – The Battalion as one Company came under order of 1/17 London Regt. and moved to Havrincourt Wood. Bn HQ remaining at Transport Lines.


11th to 14th December – Hindenburg Support.
Company moved into Line – situation Normal.


15th December – Bertincourt.
Relieved by 8th Bn London Regt and moved into Divisional Reserve – outside Bertincourt.


16th December – Bouzincourt Area.
Moved by March Route and train to Heavy Battery Camp in Bouzincourt Area.


17th December – Bouzincourt Area.
In Army Reserve – cleaning up.


18th December – Bouzincourt.
Moved into billets in Bouzincourt village.


19th/20th December – Bouzincourt.
In Army Reserve – training.


21st December – Bouzincourt.
Major WH Murphy assumed Command.


22nd December – Bouzincourt.
In Army Reserve.


23rd December – Bouzincourt.
In Army Reserve, Church Parades.


24th December – Bouzincourt.
In Army Reserve.
Training and practicing tactical scheme.


25th December – Bouzincourt.
Christmas Day.


26th/27th December – Bouzincourt.
In Army Reserve – Training.


28th December – Bouzincourt.
Battalion at 3 hours’ notice to move.


29th December – Bouzincourt.
Practising tactical scheme.


30th December – Bouzincourt.
Church Parade.


31st December – Bouziincourt.
Training.