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War Diary, 1/18th London Regiment – February 1916

February 1st – Loos.
Loos sector quiet.


February 2nd – Loos.
Enemy observed doing little work.


February 3rd – Loos.
Left Coy heavily bombarded from 430pm to 7pm. Also Support Line communication trench behind that Coy.


February 4th – Loos.
Quiet day.


February 5th – Loos.
Relieved by 6th Bttn.


February 6th to 8th – Les Brebis.
Resting.


February 9th – Maroc.
Went into support in Maroc sector.


February 10th /11th – Maroc.
Quiet.


February 12th – Maroc.
Two Companies B Coy went to reinforce 19th Bttn, London Regiment in the Centre sub section.


February 13th – Maroc.
Practised gas attack. Quiet day.


February 14th – Maroc.
Quiet.


February 15th – Maroc.
Proceeded to Les Brebis in the evening. Relieved by 2nd Royal Sussex.


February 16th – Maroc.
Marched to Noeux-les-Mines and entrained there for Lilliers at 1030am. Arrived Lilliers 1130am, marched to billets in Corps Reserve at Raiimbert. Very strong gale blowing. Billets good.


February 17th – Raimbert.
Resting and cleaning up – from midnight 17th to midnight 24th become Brigade HQ troops under 9 hours’ notice to entrain.


February 18th – Raimbert.
Cleaning up. Deficiencies noted and issues of clothing etc made to men. Baths.


February 19th – Raimbert.
Baths.


February 20th – Raimbert.
Church Parade.


February 21st – Raimbert.
Individual training commenced.


February 22nd – Raimbert.
Second day individual training.


February 23rd – Raimbert.
Third day individual training.


February 24th – Raimbert.
Battalion route march. Floringhen – Ferpay – Raimbert.


February 25th – Raimbert.
Fifth day individual training.


February 26th – Raimbert.
Sixth day individual training.


February 27th – Raimbert.
Church Parade.


February 28th – Raimbert.
Range practice. Seventh day individual training.


February 29th – Raimbert.
Brigade route march. 855am starting place Raimbert – route Auchel to Marles-es-Mines to Lozingehem to Auchel. Returned to billets at Raimbert at 1pm.