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War Diary, 2/18th London Regiment – September 1916

September 1st – Trenches.
Bttn in trenches. Admitted to hospital: wounded – 1, sick – 4ORs, Lieut CS Williams.


September 2nd – Trenches.
Bttn in trenches. Admitted to hospital: wounded – 2, sick – 6.


September 3rd – Trenches.
Bttn in trenches. Admitted to hospital: wounded – 7 sick – 5. Killed in action – 1.
Crater Consolidation Course – 2 ORs detailed to attend.


September 4th – Trenches.
Bttn in trenches. Admitted to hospital: wounded -5, sick – 3.


September 5th – Trenches.
Battalion relieved by 2/20th London Regiment at 11pm and proceeded to Mont St Eloi. Killed – No 2518 Sgt JF Clewett. Admitted to hospital: wounded – OR 7, sick -1.


September 6th – Mont St Eloi.
Bttn in rest billets.
Smoke Bomb Course – 2/Lieut Cuolahan and 20 ORs detailed to attend.
Admitted to Hospital: wounded – OR 3.


September 7th – Mont St Eloi.
Admitted to Hospital: sick – Capt WL Deacon.


September 8th – Mont St Eloi.
The following officers reported for 48 hours instruction to the artillery – 2/Lieut Godsill, 2/Lieut Toms, 2/Lieut Clement, 2/Lieut Harriington.


September 9th – Mont St Eloi.
Bttn in rest billets. Admitted to Hospital: sick –OR 5.


September 10th – Portique.
Bttn in rest billets. Admitted to Hospital: sick – OR 3.
Bttn relieved 2/19th London Regiment in Brigade Reserve at Portique.


September 11th – Quarry.
Bttn relieved 2/20th London Regiment in Front Line, L2 Sector.
Admitted to Hospital: wounded – OR 2, sick – 1.


September 12th – Quarry.
Bttn in trenches. Admitted to Hospital: Capt Peckham sick. ORs: wounded- 2, sick -1.


September 13th – Quarry.
Bttn in trenches.
Divisional Sniping Course – Acq – 3 ORs proceeded to attend.
Admitted to Hospital: sick – OR 2.


September 14th – Quarry.
Bttn in trenches.
Snipers claimed 2 hits.
Admitted to Hospital: wounded – OR 1, sick – OR 2.


September 15th – Quarry.
Bttn in trenches.
Drft of 8 ORs reported from the base.
Snipers claimed 4 hits.
Admitted to Hospital: wounded – OR 3, sick – OR 2.


September 16th – Quarry.
Bttn in trenches.
Divisional Sniping Course, Acq – 2/Lieut Willis ad 2 ORs detailed to attend.
Snipers claimed 2 hits.
Admitted to Hospital: wounded – OR 1, sick – OR 3.


September 17th – Quarry.
Bttn in trenches.
Snipers claimed 6 hits.
Admitted to Hospital: wounded – OR 4, sick – OR 1.


September 18th – Portique.
Bttn in Brigade Reserve.
Admitted to Hospital: wounded – OR 1, sick – OR 6.


September 19th – Portique.
Bttn in Brigade Reserve.
Admitted to Hospital: sick – OR 5.


September 20th – Portique.
Bttn in Brigade Reserve.
Admitted to Hospital: wounded – OR 1, sick – OR 2, killed – 1.


September 21st – Portique.
Bttn in Brigade Reserve.
3 ORs reported for duty at 4pm
Admitted to Hospital: sick – OR 4.


September 22nd – Portique.
Bttn in Brigade Reserve.
3 ORs proceeded on Lewis Gun Course.
Admitted to Hospital: sick – OR 2.


September 23rd – Portique.
Bttn in Brigade Reserve.
Admitted to Hospital: 2/Lieut Pinkerton wounded, sick – OR 2.
Bttn relieved 2/20 London Regiment in Front Line.


September 24th – Front Line.
Bttn in Front Line trenches.
Admitted to Hospital: sick – OR 3.
20 ORs proceeded to Crater Consolidation Course.


September 25th – Front Line.
Bttn in Front Line trenches.
Admitted to Hospital: sick – OR 6.
Snipers claimed 1 hit.


September 26th – Front Line.
Bttn in Front Line trenches.
Admitted to Hospital: sick – OR 2.
Snipers claimed 4 hits.


September 27th – Front Line.
Bttn in Front Line trenches.
Admitted to Hospital: wounded – OR 2.
Snipers claimed 3 hits including one German officer.


September 28th – Front Line.
Bttn in Front Line trenches.
Admitted to Hospital: wounded – OR 3.


September 29th – Front Line.
Bttn in Front Line trenches.
Admitted to Hospital: sick – OR 4.
Snipers claimed 3 hits.
Bttn relieved by 2/20th London Regiment and proceeded to Rest Billets at Mont St Eloi.


September 30th – Mont St Eloi.
Bttn in rest billets.