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

1st July – Monte des Cats Godewaersveld.
Left Mont des Cats by March Route at arrived at Camp situated in M.6.D. (near La Clytte. In Div Reserve Area.

2nd July – M.6.D.
In Camp M.6.D.

3rd July – Ridgewood.
Batt moved into Reserve at Ridgewood.

4th to 8th July.
At Ridgewood.

9th July.
Batt moved into Line – Right Sub Sector N of Canal relieving 20th Batt Lon Regt. – Division on Right advanced their line 10 PM – Heavy Enemy Shelling on attacking Divisional front – Heavy intermittent shelling on our Bde front during relief – Relief commenced 10 PM & effected 2.30 AM 10th inst. BN HQ situated in O.G2 – Casualties slight in comparison with enemy shelling.

10th to 14th July – Right Sub-Sector North of Canal.
In Line.

15th July.
Batt relieved by 24th Batt Lon Regt. & moved into Camp M.6.D. near La Clytte.

16th to 18th July – M.6.D.
In Camp Div Reserve.

19th July.
Brigadier General inspected Batt in Camp.

20th July – In Camp M.6.D.
G.O.C. Div inspected Batt in camp, expressed pleasure at cleanly state of camp.

21st July – M.6.D.
In Camp.

22nd July – M.6.D.
Major W.H. Murphy joined Batt & assumed second-in-command of Batt. – Lt Col Parry returned from Leave

23rd to 29th July – M.6.D.
In Camp.

30th July.
Batt moved into position at Ridgewood at the disposal of 41st Div for impending operations

31st July – Ridgewood.
41st Div in conjunction with Divisions on Right & Left attacked after extremely violent bombardment of Enemy trench & defence systems. Zero being 3.50 AM. Batt stood to but did not move.