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whole country is littered with material.

The brigadier and Staff are by the roadside. They are super-
vising two of our battalions who are taking up a new line of
indifferent-looking trenches. We are to go on another mile
and remain in reserve at L .*

It is hot as midsummer, and the men are heavily laden and
begin to straggle.

L is a small ruined village with a camp of huts on the

east side. As we draw near we see it is being heavily crumped.
Some of our guns have halted there. The German aeroplane
flying very low, and as usual unmolested, has spotted them,
and the enemy heavy artillery is landing shells amongst them
with wonderful accuracy, and his aeroplane is bombing them.

It is one of those moments in which it is so difficult to know
how to act, whether to remain in the open or to try and get
into the huts in spite of the shelling and at all events lie hidden

* Lechelle.



MARCH 23RD, 1918 411

from view. The huts will keep out splinters and perhaps
shrapnel.

I decide on the latter, as I fear we shall be spotted if we
remain in the open, and the guns turned on to us.

Slowly platoon by platoon the battalion reaches the huts.
One feels so utterly helpless. One can do nothing by way of
retaliation ; one just walks along dazed by the noise and prays
that the next shell will not be any nearer than the last. We
gain the huts, and lie flat in them ; it is the only hope. Terri-
fying as these high explosives are, the actual damage is only
very local. A huge shell — 10-inch, judging by the base plate —
lands and explodes 30 yards from our hut, and with the excep-
tion of one splinter, which makes a hole in the roof, no damage
is caused except a huge crater in the grass.

Stragglers from all units join us. My artillery officer and
his telephonists are still with me, but there is no telephone
wire, and no one knows where the guns are. A machine-gun
officer with one gun, five men and two belt boxes arrives ; we
are becoming a mixed commando.

All over the open grass country parties of men are wandering,
all going towards the west. Why they are retiring they know
not. It begins to look like a panic, and one wonders how the
battalions will ever be collected again. Even the motor
machine guns fall back. The prospect looks more and more
grim.

We send off a report to brigade, and in the report I call
attention to the fact that we have no water, no reserve of ammu-
nition, no rations, and no ambulance.

We find some rations in the huts, luckily. Our major is
suffering from shell shock ; there is not an ambulance within a
mile ; two other officers are missing. There are only seven
officers left. The rest of our brigade are a mile to the east of
us. To the south are supposed to be the N. Division. Their
C.R.E. rides past and tells us that there is a big gap in the
line. The N. Division are not in their place. His information
proves correct, as very soon the Germans are seen advancing
from the south round our right flank. We are in an impossible
place — a hollow with no field of fire.

There is no reserve of ammunition. Our mobile reserve is
with the transport, fifteen miles away. The mobile reserve is
carried about by regiments for miles and miles ; it seems almost
sacred, a sort of household god which must be most carefully



412 ROYAL FUSILIERS IN THE GREAT WAR

guarded and never made use of. At this moment it would
have been invaluable to us.

We have no means of communication by signal or by
telephone.

To fall back towards " R," on to the higher ground .seemed
the only course. No sooner had the companies collected their
men and were about to start over the open from various points
than the Germans started to shell us from the south. It was
too late to alter one's plans : the companies were already in
open formation, crossing the open. The next few minutes
were among the worst in our experience. It had been bad
enough in the morning lying flat in the huts while shells
dropped within a few yards. It was infinitely worse walking
slowly over the grassy plain while black shrapnel burst
overhead and high explosive made great craters in the ground.
In addition the enemy machine guns had been brought up,
and bullets were beginning to fly pretty thickly. One just
walked on with a feeling of utter helplessness.

At last we were through the barrage, but very scattered.
We collected all the men we could, and, standing on the road,
Forster blew his hunting horn, and the stragglers came limping
in from all directions as they heard the familiar sound.



INDEX



Abbecourt, 245

Ablainzeville, 289

Abwein, 27

Acheville, 324

Achi Baba, 93

Achi Baba peak, 88

Achiet le Grand, 245, 291, 297 —

298
Aerodrome Trench, 289
Africa, East, fighting in, 22, 269 —

280
Africa, South, troops from, for

East Africa, 271
Aisne, the, 46, 48, 49
Alaunia, S.S., 86, 87
Albert, 116 — 117, 231, 249 — 250,

291
Albert-Bapaume road, 135
Albert-Meaulte road, 292
Aldershot, 9, 22, 24
Alexandria, 87, 105, 108, 261 ;

Jews of, 25 — 26
Aley, Captain, diary quoted, 115;

wounded, 118
Allen, Acting-Sergeant W., D.C.M.,

67, 76, 196
Allenby, General, inspection of

Jewish battalions, 27 ; and the

4th Batt., 75
" Alma " day on the Aisne, 48
Alpine Corps, the, 305, 307 — 308
America, South, recruits from, 8
American Expeditionary Force,

8 ; infantry in Russia, 23 ;

Kemmel Hill, 295
Amiens, 34 ; the withdrawal

towards, 250 — 252 ; battle of,

284—288
Amphlett, Captain, 97 — 98
Anafarta Sagir, 102
Anchor Sap, 221
Ancre, 18, 109, no, 135 ; battle of

the, 144 — 151 ; German cross-
ing, 249 ; British crossing, 289

—291, 302
Anderson, Captain, 131, 133
Andregnies-Witheries road, 335 —

336
Andrews, 100



Annesley, Lieut. -Col., 9, 82 ;

D.S.O., 83 note ; at Ovillers,

116 — 117
Anstice, Lieut., 87 ; killed, 95
Anzac Mounted Division, 27
Archangel, 23

Ardagh, Lieut. -Col., 116, 150
Argentine, Jewish recruits, 26,

27
Arleux, 166, 169

Arleux en Gohelle-Oppy line, 164
Armentieres, 54 — 58
Armistice, news of the, 326, 336
Army of Occupation, 336
Arnim, Lieut, von, capture of, 37

—38
Arras, 158 — 161, 165, 175 ; Ger-
man attack, March 28th, 252 —

254
Arras-Albert railway, 288
Arras-Cambrai road, 158 — 160,

173
Artists' Rifles, the, 225
Ashburner, Captain, 35, 38 — 41,

41 note, 47, 53
Ashstead, 15
Ashwell, Captain, 303
Askari, the, 274
Aston, Lieut. W. V., 136
Atbara, 104
Attewell, Captain, 282
Attwood, Captain, 38 ; killed, 47
Aubepines, Bois des, 172
Aubercourt Ridge, 251
Aubers, 51, 52, 62
Aubers Ridge, 71
Auchy le Bois, 249
Aulnoye, 327
Aunelle River, 330 — 331
Australians, the, 27 ; sector of line

taken over by the Londons, 1 74 ;

July 29th, 1918...284
Authuile bridge, 249
Aveluy, 248 — 249
Avion, 175
Avonmouth, 86
Avre, the, 251
Ayette, 289
Ayrton, Captain, 99, 100



414



INDEX



Babceuf, 248

Bac St. Maur, 54, 71

Bacquerot, Rue du, 56

Badges of the Jewish battalions,
28

Bailleul, 57 — 58, 163

Bainbridge, 2nd Lieut., 150 ;
D.S.O., 224

Baker, Captain P., 285 — 286

Baker, Major, command of the
3rd Batt., 72—74. 79—8o, 265

Balchin, C.S.M., 292

Balding, Lieut. A. F., 267

Baldwin, 1 1 1

Banhout Bosch, 326

Banister, 2nd Lieut., 75

" Bankers' " Battalion (10th), 9 —
10

Banteux, 208

Bapaume, 245 ; battle of, 288 —
292

Bapaume-Albert road, 245

Bapaume-Cambrai road, 218

Barakli-Djuma, 265 — 266

Baralle, 312

Bari, 268

Barker, Private Robert, 25

Barking, recruiting in, 24

Barnes, Major Winnington, com-
mand of the 4th Batt., 190, 193

Barnett-Barker, General R., fare-
well to the 22nd Batt., 18 — 19 ;
Delville Wood, 124 ; killed, 246
and note

Barrett, Captain K. J., 164 —

165
Barrier Trench, 208
Barrow, 2nd Lieut., 82
Bartlett, Mr. Ashmead, reports,

100 note
Barton, Lieut., 46
Basse Boulogne, 309
Bassevillebeek, 184, 194, 317
Bastable, 9th Batt., 117
Batt, Lieut. -Col. R. C, 8
Batten, 2nd Lieut. J., V.C., 80
Battery Valley, 161
Battle Wood, 179 — 181, 183
Bavai, 332
Bavaria, 228

Bayly, 2nd Lieut. H. A., 180
Bayonet Trench, 142 — 144
Bazentin-le-Grand, 119
Bazentin-le-Petit, 244
Beatty Post, 253 — 254
Beaucourt, 146 note, 149, 246
Beaucourt-sur-Ancre, 144
Beaufort, Bois de, 331
Beaugies village, 244
Beaulencourt, 244



Beaumont Hamel, 109 — no, 144

— 146, 249, 289
Beaurain, 332
Beaurains, Captain, 250
Beaurevoir line, 321
Beazley, Lieut., 46
Becelaere road, 316
Beck, Lieut. E. W. T., 84
Beckett, Private A., 75
Becordel, 144
Bedfords, the, at Thiepval, 141 —

142; Oppy, 170; Babceuf,

248 ; Bucquoy, 256 ; Amiens,

284 — 285 ; Bapaume, 291 ;

Epehy, 308—310; Vendhuile,

315; Le Cateau, 328; Preux

au Bois, 334
Beetle Alley, 114
Behagnies, 296, 298 — 299
Behericourt, 248
Behobeho, 275 — 277
Bel Aise Farm, 321
Belica brook, 267
Bell, Captain, D.S.O., 1st Batt.,

132
Bell, 2nd Lieut., 20th Batt., 119
Bellevue Farm, 292
Bellewarde Ridge, 72 — 74 ; first

attack on, 74 — 76
Bellicourt Farm, 308
Ben Mychree tank, 207
Benin, 325
Bennett, Lieut. -Col. C. H., 15,

119
Benzecry, Lieut., 217
Berceaux, Rue des, 67
Beresford, Lieut.-Col. P. W., 174,

201
Berks, the, 81, 153
Bermeries, 42

Bernefay Wood, 121, 123, 131
Bernes, 236

Berry, Sergeant, 155, 187
Bertincourt-Velu road, 240
Bescoby, 2nd Lieut., 180
Bethcncourt, 321
Beugnies, forest of, 336
Beuvry, 77 — 78, 80
Bevan, 2nd Lieut. H. C, 195
" Big Willie," 80, 82, 83
Bihucourt, 245
Bilhen Chapel, 306
Billon Wood, 300
Bindett, 9th Batt., 117
Birchall, Lieut.-Col. A. P., 68—69
Bird, Colonel S. G., 13
Bishop, 2nd Lieut., 203
Bisley, marksmen of, 14
Black Alley, 114
Black Watch, 78



INDEX



415



Black Wood, 292

Blagny, 161

Bleaden, Lieut., 116

Bleak House, 208

Bleu, 257

Bliss, Captain, 116

Blood, General Sir Bindon, 13

Boag, C.S.M., 234

Boddy, 2nd Lieut., 85

Bodmin Copse, 184, 189, 195

Bois den Haut, 301

Bois, Rue du, 71

Bolsheviks, 26

Bonavis Farm, 208

Boom Ravine, 154 — 157

Boon, H. J., 14—15

Border Regiment, the, Gallipoli,

101
Borre, 258

Borrowdale, Brig. -Gen., 76
Bott, Captain W. E., 308
Bouchier, 2nd Lieut., 148
Bouillancy, 45
Boult, Lieut. P. T. O., 111
Bourbon Wood, 313
Bourlon, 209 — 210, 216 — 219
Boursies, 303
Bousies Wood Farm, 329
Bouzincourt, 129
Bouzincourt-Aveluy, 249 — 250
Bo water, Lord Mayor Sir W., 10
Bowden, Major G. Harland, 14
Bowden-Smith, Captain, 39
Bowen, Lieut. R. G. B., 71
Bower, Captain F. W., 222
Bowes, 2nd Lieut. S. W., 80
Boyelles, 293
Boyton, Lieut. H. J., 71
Brain, 2nd Lieut., 215
Braisnes, 49

Brandenburgers, the, 122
Brandreth, Major L., Gallipoli, 87,

89. 92, 97. 99
Brasher, Lieut., 4th Batt., 164,

283
Brawn Trench, 138
Bray Plage, 182
Bray Wood, 285
Bremen Redoubt, 193 — 194
Brenelle, 46

Breslau, cruiser, 98 and note
Bretherton, Stapleton, 59
Brickland, Lieut. M., 92
Bright, Sergeant, 148
Brisby, Sergeant W., 242
Briseux Wood, 321
" British Empire Committee

(The)," 13—14
Brockworth, Lieut. R. C, 175 —

176



Brodie, Lieut., 166

Broken Mill, 162

" Brompton Road," 132

Bronfay Farm, 300

Broodseinde, battle of, 195 — 196

Brooke, 2nd Lieut., 119

Brooking, Captain, 242

Brown, 9th Batt., 117

Brown, 2nd Lieut., 2nd Batt., 294

Brown Support, 233

Browne, Captain Lathom, 215

Bruce, Captain, 102

Brule, Bois, 35

Buchanan, Captain, 25th Batt.,

278
Buchanan, Captain Angus, " Three

Years of War in East Africa,"

275 and note
Buck, 2nd Lieut. E. M., 172 — 173
Bucquoy, 254 — 256, 289
Buffs, the, Bellewarde Ridge, 72 —

73 ; Loos, 79 — 80
Buiko, 272
Bukoba, 269 — 270
Bulbeck, 100
Buliin, General, 70
Bulgarian Army, 263 — 264
Bull, 2nd Lieut. J. E., 80
Bulldog Trench, 210
Bullecourt, 174, 209 — 210, 292 —

294
Buluwayo II., tank, 207
Bund Trench, 114
Bungay, 9th Batt., 129
Burch, 2nd Lieut., 12th Batt., 226
Burch, Sergeant, nth Batt., 187
Burne, Colonel N. A. K., 25
Burr, 2nd Lieut., 165
Burton, 2nd Lieut., 206
Bus, 239 — 240
Bus-Lechelle road, 239
Bus-Rocquigny road, 244
Bussus, 132

Butkova, crossing the, 264 — 268
Butterworth, 2nd Lieut. E. C, 208
Byng, Captain, at Mons, 35 — 36 ;

retires, 40 — 42 ; on the Aisne,

47



Cachy-Hangard road, 259
Cachy Switch Line, 259
Caillouel, 235, 243
Caix, 251
Cakli station, 267
Caledonia, S.S., 108
Calvary Trench, 165
Calwell, 9th Batt., 129
Cambrai, 18, 204, 230, 315
Cambrai, battle of, 205 — 219



416



INDEX



Cambrai sector, raids, 221 ; ad-
vance from, 318

Cambridge, 49

Cambridge Road Trench, 74

Cameron House, 200

Camerons, the, Ypres, 183

Camies, 2nd Lieut., 107

Campbell, Lieut. -Col., 64

Camping, Lance-Corpl., 127

Canada, Jewish recruits, 26, 27

Canada Tunnels, 317

Canadians, the, at Gravenstafel,
68 ; Arras, 158 ; Monchy le Preux,
163 ; Arleux, 169 ; Passchen-
daele, 203 ; Marquion, 312 ;
battle of the Sambre, 330

Cannes, 268

Cannon, Major F., 24

Cape Town, 276

Carey, Captain, 36, 39, 51, 53

Carlton Trench, 133

Carnoy, 115, 119, 249, 300

Carnoy-Suzanne road, 300

Carr, Lieut. -Col. C. C, II, 139, 156

Carre Wood, 300

Carrickfergus, 8

Castel, 251

Cat Post, 309

Catelet Valley, 307

Caterpillar Valley, 133

Caudry, 321 — 322

Cavalry Farm, 173 — 174

Cazalet, Captain G. L., 128 — 129

Cecil, Hotel, 20

Celestine Wood, 288

Cemetery Wood, 312

Cerlongo, 227

Chadwick, Captain, R.T.T.C, 319

Chambers, Lieut. A. E., 327

Chard, Captain, 83, 117

Charleroi, 327

Chart, Lieut. -Col., 259

Chassemy, 50

Chateau Redoubt, 138, 139

Chateau, the, Noyelles, 206

Chatres, 45

Chaulnes, 244, 247, 251

Chauny, 243, 245

Chavonne, 49

Chell, Lieut., 76

Cherisy, 173

Chesterton, Lieut. A. K., 307

Chichester, Major the Hon. A. C.
S., 9 and note

Childs, C, Q.M.S.. 24

Chipilly Spur, 288

Choate, Sergeant, 155

Chocolate Hill, 102 — 103

Chord, the, attack on, 82 — 84

Christie, 2nd Lieut., 191



Christmas, 19 14, 63
Ciply, 31, 41 note
Cit6 de l'Abattoir, 166
Clapham Junction, 187
Claridge's, the meeting at, 14
Clark, Sergeant A., 13th Batt., 222
Clarke, Captain, 7th Batt., 148
Clarke, Captain C. A., 2/4th Lon-

dons, 201
Clarke, Captain S. H., 8th Batt.,

125, 129
Clipstone Camp, 17
Cloncurry Trench, 285 — 286
Clonmel Copse, 183
Coates, Lieut., 70
Cockerill, Lieut. -Col., 9 and note
Cohen, 2nd Lieut. E., 184
Cojeul Switch Line, 161
Colchester Camp, 9 — 11
Cole, Brig. -Gen. Lowry, 71
Cole, Captain, 36, 47
Coley, Captain J. A., 237
Colincamps, 249
Collings, 2nd Lieut., 92
Collins, Corporal G., 224
Combles, 158, 302
Combles Trench, 134, 137
Comines, 317
Commissions supply, controversy

on, 15 — 16
Compton, Major H. W., 12th Batt.

12, 78 — 79, 178
Conde" bridge, 50
Conde House- (or Houlthulst-)

Poelcapelle road, 197 — 199
Connaught Rangers, 70 ; Gomme-

court, 112 — 13; Ginchy, 134;

Bullecourt, 209
Contalmaison, 115
Cook, 9th Batt., 117
Cook, 2nd Lieut., 4th Batt., 120
Cooke, 2nd Lieut., 20th Batt.,

119
Cookson, Sergeant, 148
Cooper, Lieut., 1st Batt., 55
Cooper, Lieut., 4th Batt., 52
Cooper, 2nd Lieut. H., 2nd Batt.,

86, 96, 99
Cooper, 2nd Lieut. W. F., 12th

Batt., 184
Cope, Colonel, 125
Cope, Lieut. T. G., 9
Cope, Major, D.S.O., 83
Cornaby, Captain G. E., nth

Batt., 139, 309
Couillet, Bois, 216
Coulommiers, 45
Courcelette. 153—154. x 57. 244,

246 — 247
Courcellcs, 49



INDEX



417



Courtrai, 325

Courtrai-Bossuyt Canal, 325 — 327

Coventry, 2nd Lieut., 119

Cowen, Mr. Jos., 25

Cox, Captain H. J., 184

Coxhead, Major, 144 ; Diary, 171
and note

Crater Lane Trench, 146

Crepigny Ridge, 244—245

Crepy, 44

Crevecceur, 213

Crichton, Lieut., 66

Cripps, Major, 94, 100, 104, no

Crissoles, 44, 247 note

Croisilles, 293

Croix, 241

Crompton, 2nd Lieut. Douglas, 177

Cronyn, Sergeant, 83, 84

Crook, 2nd Lieut. W. G., 223

Cross, Lance-Corpl. Cyril, 128

Cross, Lieut. C. E. P., 319

Crow, Private Tom, 128

Croydon Trench, 286

Crozat Canal, 232, 235 — 237, 241

Cuba Trench, 167

Cumberledge, Captain, 139, 156

Cunliffe-Owen, Mrs., and Sports-
man's Battalions, 19 — 20

Dadizeele, 316

Dakawa, 274, 276

Daly, Maj.-Gen. A. C, 226

Dammstrasse, 176 — 178

Daniell, Major W. A. B., 90

Dann, Lieut.-Col. R. H., 248

Dar-es-Salaam, 275

Dartnell, Lieut. Wilbur, 22, 270 —

271
Davidson, Captain, 225
Davies, Lieut. R. A. L., 319
Davis, C.S.M., 113
Davis, 2nd Lieut. J., 255
Davison, Alderman W. H., 17
Davison, 2nd Lieut. R., 146
Day, Captain F. C, 184
Day, Lance-Corpl. G., 218
Dead Man's Corner, 205
Deakin, Major, 242
Deakin, 2nd Lieut., 166
Dearden, 2nd Batt., Ill
Dease, Lieut. Maurice, 39
De Beart Farm, 330
Defu, The, 272
Dehrbend Pass, 261
Delville Wood, 18, 120 — 125 ;

Delville Wood to Trones Wood

trenches, 130 ; to Mouquet

Farm, 135
Demicourt, 303
Denners, Private, 40

F.



Dernancourt, 288

Desire Trench, 154

Destremont Farm, 143

Des Vceux, Colonel, 13

De Trafford, Lieut. R. E. G. A., 92

Dexter, 2nd Lieut., 223

Dhuizel, 49, 50

Diaries, remarks on, 29 — 31 ;
discrepancies in officers', 45 note

Dickebusch, 72, 187

Digby, Private W., 195

Dirty Bucket Camp, 199

Disbandment of battalions, 229

Disney, 2nd Lieut., 212

Doignies, 303—304

Doiran sector, 264

Douai, 171

Doudney, Captain H. D., 184

Doulieu, 57, 257

Dover defences, 8

Downing, 2nd Lieut., 148

Doyle, Conan, " The British Cam-
paign in France and Flanders,"
69 note, 71 note

Drake Battalion, 283

Dreslincourt, 247

Drie Masten, 323

Driscoll, Colonel, 21 — 22, 274 —
280

" Driscoll's Scouts," 21 — 22

Dublin Castle Post, Su via, 1 07 — 108

Dublins, the, in Gallipoli, 103 —
104 ; Ypres, 316 ; Ledeghem,
323 ; Courtrai, 325 — 326

Dudley, 2nd Lieut., 75

Dumbarton Wood, 317

Dummy Trench, 131

Duncan Post, 309

Dunchurch, 86

Dunkirk, 182

Dunnington-Jeflerson, 2nd Lieut.
W., 69

Dunthorn, 2nd Lieut. S. W., 203

Durham Light Infantry, 73, 179

Dutch, Lieut., 276

Duthie, Captain A. M., 209

Eagar, 2nd Lieut. R. T., 287

Eagle Hut, Strand, 21

East Ham, brigade raised, 24

East Surrey Crater, 220

East Surreys at Ypres, 70 ; on

Bellewarde Ridge, 72 — 73 ;

Loos, 80 ; Amiens, 285
East Yorks at Zonnebeke, 194 ;

Noreuil, 226
Eaucourt l'Abbaye, 247 — 248
Ecaillon, crossing the, 328 — 329
Ecourt St. Quentin, 303
Ecoust, 302

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INDEX



Eder, Dr., 25

Edington, 2nd Lieut., 224

Edwards, Private F. J., 141 —

142
Edwards, C.S.M. J., 195
Egypt, Jewish battalions in, 27
" Eight Unattached," the, 14
Eighteenth Battalion Royal

Fusiliers, 14 — 17
Eighteenth Hussars, Noyelles, 207
Eighth Battalion Royal Fusiliers,

9, 16; Loos, 76, 81 — 84;

Ovillers, 116 — 118; Pozieres,

125 — 127; October 7th, 1915. .

143 ; Arras, 159 ; Roeux, 171 —

172 ; Noyelles, 207 — 208 ;

battle of Cambrai, 210 — 213 ;

disbanded, 229
Eighth Buffs, Trones Wood, 131 ;

Guillemont, 133 ; raids, 153 ;

Battle Wood, 179
Eighth Middlesex, 161
Eighth Queen's (72nd Brigade),

132
Eighth Somerset Light Infantry,

333

Eighth South African Infantry,
279

Eleventh Battalion Royal Fusi-
liers, 11 — 12 ; Montauban, 113
— 115; Trones Wood, 118;
Carnoy, 119; Thiepval, 138 —
141; Petit Miraumont planned,
142 ; raids, 153 ; Boom Ravine,
154 ; Cherisy, 173 ; a minor
operation, 186 — 187 ; Poelca-
pelle, 199 ; Passchendaele, 203
— 204 ; position for the German
offensive, 230 ; across the canal,
235 — 238, 241 — 243 ; Beaugies,
244 — 245 ; Montagne de

Grandru, 247 — 248 ; Auber-
court Ridge, 251 ; Amiens, 284
— 285, 287 ; crossing the Ancre,
291 — 292 ; Montauban, 300 —
301 ; Priez Farm, 301 — 302 ;
Epehy, 308 — 310; Vendhuile,
315 ; Ecaillon, 328—329 ;

Preux au Bois, 334

Eleventh Middlesex, Arras, 160

Elisan-Dolap, 266

Elliott-Cooper, Lieut. -Col. N. B.,
83 — 84, 172, 211 — 212

Empire Battalion Royal Fusiliers
(17th Batt.), 13—M

Emtsa, 24

Engelbelmer, 249

Epehy, battle of, 305 — 310

Epehy-Pezieres, 305, 307

Epinette Farm, 328



Epsom, 15

Epstein, Jacob, 28

Equancourt, 205

Ereclin River, 322

Es Salt (Ramoth Gilead), 27

Esscher, 325

Essex Fusiliers, the, at Loos,
81—82 ; Gallipoli, 97 ; Delville
Wood, 120 ; Aubercourt Ridge,
252 ; Mormal Forest, 332 — 333

Estaires, 257

Estaires-La Bass6e road, 65

Estaires-Neuve Chapelle, 51

Estill, Lieut. D. E., 9

Etang de Dickebusch, 177

Etchells, Major, 136, 245

Eugies-Sars La Bruyere road,
336

Eustace, Lieut., 99, 100

Evans, Lieut., 4th Batt., 290

Evans, gth Batt., 117

Even, Colonel G. E., 25

Everitt, Lieut. H. W., in — 112



Fabricius, 2nd Lieut., 119 — 120

Falmer, 25

Falmouth, 9

Farbus line, 163

Fargniers, 234—235

Farm Labis, 257

Farme Rouge, 234

Favreuil, 298 — 300

Featherstonehaugh, Captain, 117

Ferdie sector, 265

Ferret Trench, m — 112

Festubert, 71

Fetter (German) trench, 113

Feuchy-Feuchy Chapel, 162

Field, 2nd Lieut., 177

Fifoot, 9th Batt., 129

Fifteenth Battalion, Royal Fusi-
liers, 13

Fifth Battalion Royal Fusiliers,
Gallipoli, 101

Fifth Connaught Rangers,
Salonika, 266

Fifth Durham Light Infantry,

257
Fifth Gordons, Bailleul, 163
Fifth Reserve Battalion, 8, 9
Fifth Royal Berks, 250
Fifth Royal West Rents, 287
Fifth Scots, 95
Filter, Lance-Corpl., 75
Fins, 205

Finsbury Barracks, 9
Fir Trench, 112
Firm Trench, 112
First Artists Rifles, Ypres, 238



INDEX



419



First Battalion Royal Fusiliers, on
the Aisne, 49 ; Flanders, 51 ;
Armentieres, 54 ; the march
south, 62 ; at Ploegsteert, 63 ;
Ypres, 77 ; Guillemont, 129 —
132 ; Oosttaverne Line, 176 —
178 ; Ypres, 183—185 ; Bod-
min Copse, 189 ; Vadencourt,
225 ; Vendelles, 226, 230, 235 —
236 ; Monchy Lagache, 241 ;
withdrawal from the Somme
front, 244 ; Chaulnes, 247,
250 — 252 ; sickness, 281 ; Rieux,
322 ; Jenlain, 331— 33 2 -

First Border Regiment, 91 — 92.

First Buffs, Noyelles, 207

First Essex, Caudry, 321

First Guard Grenadier Regiment,
308

First Hants, 69

First Herts, 304 ; Briseux Wood,

321
First King's R.R. Corps, Delville

Wood, 122 — 124 ; Ancre, 146

— 147 ; Boom Ravine, 157 ;

Bourlon, 216 ; North of Bus,

240 ; Gomiecourt, 297
First Londons, 71, 200 ; Cojeul

Switch Line, 161 ; Cavalry

Farm, 173 — 174 ; Tadpole

Copse, 209
First Northumberland Fusiliers,

St. Eloi, 84 — 85 ; Gu£mappe,

165 ; Bullecourt, 209 ; Pudsey

support trench, 227 ; Highland

Ridge, 233 ; Arras, 252 ; the

Ancre, 290 ; Ecoust, 302 ;

Ribecourt, 313
First Royal Berks, Delville Wood,

122; the Ancre, 146 — 147;

Bourlon, 216, 218
First Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers,

Gallipoli, 92
First Seaforths, 65
Firth, Lieut. S. H., 192
Fish, 2nd Lieut., 221
Fisher, Captain W. L. T., 55,

236
Fisher, Major Julian, 99 — 101
Fisher's Keep, 307 — 308
Fitterer, Sergeant, 155
FitzClarence, Brig. -Gen., 100

note
FitzClarence, Captain A. A. C,

100, and note
Fitzclarence Farm, 186
Flack, Lieut., 183 — 184
Flagnies, 325
Flammenwerfers, 127 — 128, 194 —

195



Flanders, the advance in, 315 —

318, 322—324
Flers, 134—137, 244
Flesquieres Ridge, 209
Fletcher, Lieut., 17th Battalion,

124
Fletcher, Lieut., at Suvla, 104
Fleurbaix, 62
Fleurbaix-Neuve Chapelle road,

56

Floyd, Corporal, 197

Foggia, 268

Fontaine au Bois, 334 — 335

Fontaine les Croisilles, 168, 293

Fontaine Trench, 1 73

Fonteyn, 2nd Lieut., 180

Fooley Post, 293

Fooley Trench, 293

Ford, Major, 204

Ford, 2nd Lieut. A., 70

Ford, 2nd Lieut. W., 148

Forster, Captain J., 7th Batt.,
148, 232, 238—239

Fort de Metz, 50

Fortieth Battalion, Royal Fusi-
liers, 26 — 28

" Forty Days in 19 14," General
Maurice, 40 note

Forty-fifth Battalion, Royal Fusi-
liers, in Russia, 23 — 24

Forty-first Battalion, Royal
Fusiliers, 26, 28

Forty-second Battalion, Royal
Fusiliers, 26, 28

Forty-sixth Battalion, Royal
Fusiliers, in Russia, 23

Fosenville, 320

Fosse, 8, 78, 79

Foster, Captain Fred., 35, 39

Fourth Avenue, 125 — 126

Fourteenth Battalion, Royal Fusi-
liers, 13

Fourth Battalion, Royal Fusiliers,
8; Mons, 31, 33—4°; the
retreat, 41 — 46 ; the Aisne,
46 — 49 ; Flanders, 51 ; Armen-
tieres, 56 ; Aubers, 62 ; the
King's visit, 63 ; gas attacks
on, 72 ; Bellewarde, 74 — 75 ;
Hooge, 77 ; St. Eloi, 84 — 85 ;
officers at Montauban, 115;
Bazentins, 119 ; Delville Wood,
120 — 121 ; Guillemont, 129 —
131 ; the Ancre, 144 — 145 ;
147 ; Arras, 159 — 160 ; Gue-



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