Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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Breastworks between Fauquissart and Neuve Chapelle, 13th July 1916

Killed in Action:

Private Herbert Winfield, 3686, age 32.

From the War Diary of the 2/4th Royal Berkshire

Thursday 13th July 1916, France, Croix Barbee

Cleaning up. Preparation for Raid by party from “A” Coy, consisting of Capt E P LUCAS, LIEUT O V DOWSON, 2Lt J H SKENE, 2/Lt G A BROOKE, and 100 OR. Operation Orders and Supplementary Orders attached. Owing to casualties in RE party carrying Bangalore Torpedo only 2/Lieut J H SKENE with a small party were able to get through enemy’s wire. Raiding party returned to our Trenches at 10.50pm (Casualties 1 Officer Killed (Lieut R V C F FREETH) 3 wounded (Capt E P LUCAS, Lieut O J DOWSON and 2/Lieut G A BROOKE) 1 missing (2/Lieut J H SKENE) Other ranks 6K, 14W, 1 Shell shock, 12 missing.


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