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Movements of 2/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment, from notes of Charles W. Carr

Notes by CHARLES WOODWARD CARR of his movements during the First World War with 2/5TH BATTALION GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

England Havre Small village – Le Sart. (billeted 2 – 3 days) May 28th 1915 Riez Bailleul – 1 mile East of La Gorgue. – Trenches. June 10th – Battalion moved to Laventie. – In reserve there, found rations and working parties etc. July 6th – Moved to Richebourg – St Vaast Robecq Oct 27th 1916
Albert Gapennes Feb 27th 1917 to L’ Etoile Wiencourt (15 miles SE of Amiens) Easter Day8th April 1917 - Rest at Vermand Then training at Tetry, Canizy and Germaine. Then to Fayet, 2 miles NW of St Quentin. Arras July 1917 Buire au Bois – pretty village – Dad in photo. “Haven of rest.” Ypres. Buysheure Waton Pond Farm – Dad wounded by machine gun bullets in leg.

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