31st January 1917: Diary

Wed., Jan 31, 1917           BOIS DES ALLEAUX

6 AM Weather fold – snowing.
8 AM Working party of 157 men detailed for work at Sawmill – hauling and unloading material etc.
10 AM Bayonet Fighting Instruction for all recent drafts.
1 PM All available men attending baths until 4.00 PM.

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The following are the direct hits made by the Battalion Snipers from October 25th, 1916 to January 22nd 1917.

October     29, 1916 1 Hit. January 20, 1917

2 Hits
November   5, 1916 1 Hit. January 21, 1917

3 Hits
November 22, 1916 2 Hits. January 22, 1917

1 Hits
November 26, 1916 1 Hit. January 23, 1917

2 Hits
November 30, 1916 2 Hits. ——-
December   3, 1916 1 Hit.

TOTAL

29
December  11, 1916 2 Hits. ——-
December  25, 1916 3 Hits.
December  26, 1916 1 Hit.
December  27, 1916 1 Hit.
January        8, 1917 4 Hits.
January        9, 1917 1 Hit.
January       17, 1917 1 Hit.

The following are the suspected hits from November 9, 1916 to January 21, 1917.

 November    9, 1916

2 January  6, 1917

3
       “          22, 1916

1       “       9, 1917

4
December    4, 1916

2       “      18, 1917

1
       “         12, 1916

3       “      19, 1917

3
       “         14, 1916

3       “      20, 1917

2
       “         15, 1916

2       “      21, 1917

4
       “         16, 1916

1 —-
       “         24, 1916

2

TOTAL

35
       “         25, 1916

1 —-
       “         27, 1916

1
       “         28, 1916

1 DIRECT HITS – 29. SUSPECTED HITS – 35
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30th January 1917: Diary

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Tue., Jan 30, 1917             BOIS DES ALLEAUX

6 AM Weather fine – cold.
8 AM Working party of 52 men detailed for unloading Lorries etc.
9 AM Working party of 53 men detailed for errecting huts.
10 AM Bayonet Fighting Instruction for all recent drafts.
3 PM Working party of 108 men detailed for unloading ammunition.
6 PM Working party of 128 men detailed for unloading ammunition.

29th January 1917: Diary

Mon., Jan 29, 1917           BOIS DES ALLEAUX

6 AM Weather fine – cold.
8 AM Working party of 21 men detailed for work errecting huts etc.
8.30 AM Working party of 119 men detailed for hauling material and errecting huts.
 PM Working party of 122 men detailed for unloading ammunition etc.

28th January 1917: Diary

Sun., Jan 28, 1917             BOIS DES ALLEAUX

6 AM Weather fine – cold.
8 AM Working party of 108 men detailed for work errecting huts and hauling material.
10 AM Bayonet Fighting Instruction – all recent drafts.
3 PM Working party of 125 men detailed for unloading ammunition.
6 PM Working party of 137 men detailed for unloading ammunition.

26th January 1917: Diary

Fri., Jan 26, 1917                              BOIS DES ALLEAUX

6 AM Weather fine – cold – some snow.
8.30 Working party of 156 men detailed for work unloading ammunition etc.
9.00 Working party of 28 men detailed for work errecting huts etc.
10 AM Bayonet Fighting Instruction for allrecent drafts.
3 PM Working party of 100 men detailed for work un-loading ammunition etc.

25th January 1917: Diary

Thu., Jan 25, 1917             BOIS DES ALLEAUX

6 AM Weather cold – fine.
8.30 AM Working party of 72 men detailed for work errecting huts etc.
10 AM “B” and “C” Companies paraded for Commanding Officers inspection.
2 PM Company Drill and Bayonet Fighting Instruction – Recent drafts

24th January 1917: Diary

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Wed., Jan 24, 1917           BOIS DES ALLEAUX

6 AM Weather cold – snowing.
8.30 AM Working party of 66 men detailed for work errecting huts etc.
9 AM Rifle and Kit inspection held by all companies and details.
2 PM Box Respirator drill held.
2 PM “A” and “D” Companies paraded for Commanding Officer’s Inspection.
3 PM Recent drafts paraded to Gas Huts – ECOIVRES – for issue of new box respirator.

23rd January 1917: Diary

Tue., Jan 23, 1917             A.28b.7.8.

6 AM Weather fine – very cold.
10 AM Situation quiet – Wind North East.
11.30 AM Relief commenced with 1st C.M.R. Battalion.
4 PM Relief completed – no casualties.

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5 PM Headquarters established at Bois Des Alleaux.

22nd January 1917: Diary

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Mon., Jan 22, 1917           A.28b.7.8.

6 AM Weather fine – cold.
10 AM Situation quiet – Wind North East.
3 PM No hostile trench mortar or artillery activity.
6 PM Working party of 62 men detailed for work on dug-outs, trenches etc.
8 PM Enemy machine guns slightly active.
10 PM Situation quiet. The Battalion Snipers from Jan.16th to 22nd got 10 sure hits