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1917, MARCH 9th – RELIEVED THE 2/4th ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT IN THE VALET SUB-SECTION OF DENICOURT TRENCHES

Ablaincourt Sector

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

1917-03-09

Regiment. 2/4th Royal Berkshire

Location France, Denicourt Trenches

Entry Relieved by 2/4 OXFORDS. Battalion went into Brigade Support. A Coy at Poplar Copse, B Coy BOURGEAT Trench, C Coy BOVENT COPSE, D Coy LETHE Trench. Battn HQ’rs near DENICOURT. Relief complete by 2am on 10th.

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1917, MARCH 2nd – RELIEVED BY THE 2/4th ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT IN THE VALET SUB-SECTION OF DENICOURT TRENCHES

Ablaincourt Sector

Extracted From The Regimental Chronicles of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

 On the night of March 2 the Battalion was relieved by the Berks, now under the command of Colonel Beaman, and moved back about 2,000 yards to some support trenches near Bovent Copse.

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

1917-03-02

Regiment. 2/4th Royal Berkshire

Location France, Denicourt Trenches

Entry Battalion relieved 2/4 OXFORDS in “VALET” Sub-Section 50th Div on left of Battn front 2/5 GLOUCESTERS on RIGHT. A, B and C Coys in front line, D in support.

 DIED OF WOUNDS MARCH 2nd 1917

200333 Lance Corporal Albert White

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