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War Diary, 2/18th London Regiment – June 1918

1st June – Telfit.

Battalion in reserve to the 159th Infantry Brigade, 53rd Division in the vicinity of L7. Battalion responsible for manning the lower slopes of K12 about L7a and b. Working party supplied to 1/4th Welsh Regiment.


2nd to 7th June.

As for 1/6/18. Working party supplied to 1/5th Welsh Regiment.


8th June.

160 Infantry Brigade relieved 159 Infantry Brigade. Bttn comes under orders of 160th Infantry Brigade. Working parties supplied to 2/10th Middlesex Regiment.


9th June.

As for 8/6/18.

Working parties supplied to 2/10th Middlesex Regiment.


10th June.

As for 8/6/18.

No working parties.


11th June.

Reliefs as Order No 98 took place.

Working party supplied to 2/10th Middlesex Regiment.


12th June.

As for 11/6/18.


13th June.

Battalion disposed about L7a, b and central in reserve to 160th Infantry Brigade. Working party supplied to 2/10th Middlesex Regiment.


14th to 21st June.

As for 13/6/18. Working party supplied to 2/10th Middlesex Regiment.


22nd June.

Battalion disposed as for 13/6/18.

On night 22nd/23rd June, a raid was made against the village of Turmus Aya in accordance with Order No 99. Copy of report attached hereto.


23rd June.

The bttn moved to vicinity of K35d having been relieved by 1/7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


24th June.

In bivouac at K35d. Routine work only.


25th June.

In bivouac at K35d. Training of 75 Lewis Gunners commenced as bttn was reduced to 37 trained Lewis Gunners owing to casualties and lack of opportunity for training.


26th June.

In bivouac at K35d. Training of LGs continued.


27th June.

Battalion moved to U3c in order to work on Cardiff road.


28th June.

Battalion in bivouac at U3 (Sh Yusef).

Work commenced under 519 Coy Royal Engineers on Cardiff road. A working party of 219 Other Ranks supplied.


29th June.

As for 28/6/18.


30th June.

Battalion rested. Day spent in interior economy Location as at 26/6/18.