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12th February 1918On this day:
- FRONT LINE L1 SECTOR
At about 3.15am a strong enemy patrol came through our wire & lay in ambush on our parapet just North of junction BEER CT & BRANDY. Carrying party of 3 men passed along trench & the leading man saw enemy & went along BEER CT & reported to OC ARLEUX POST. Meanwhile the remaining 2 men who were a little distance behind owing to being burdened with a food container came along & seeing the enemy dashed along the trench past the enemy & delivered their container to the next post. OC ARLEUX POST sent out a patrol of 1 NCO & 6 men & a sharp firth ensued in a position just South of BEER CT. Enemy retired & our casualties were 1 man killed & NCO i/c patrol wounded in the arm. Daylight patrols went out at 9.30am & returned with a hat left behind in No Manís Land by the enemy. Enemy also left a rifle & some bombs.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
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