Chapter 5c – 3rd Battle of the Scarpe

Arras

The next day the three Infantry Bdes were on the move towards the front line again; this time the billeting area was centred on villages south of Arras. The 149th Bde relocated to…

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Footnotes

  1. Bienvillers –  Lat Long 50°10’27N,  2°37.04E
  2. Adinfer –  Lat/Long 50°11.40N: 2°42.30E
  3. Hendecourt –   Lat/Long 50.12.23N,   2°43.55E
  4. General Henry Sinclair Horne, 1st Baron Horne GCB, KCMG (19 Feb 1861 – 14 Aug 1929)
  5. The specific aim of Staff Rides was to provide, through military historical example, a practical focus for the study and analysis of high command and the planning and execution of future campaigns and major operations
  6. This was likely to have been the Small Box Respirator
  7. The 33rd Divn was comprised of the 19th, 98th and 100th Infantry Bdes
  8. River road ran from Croiselles to Cherisy on the north side of the Sensee River
  9. The Hump - Lat/Long 50°12¢ 16N    2°54¢ 42E.   Bullecourt Map: 10-51BSW4-2a Ref: U.14.c   
  10. Oscar Trench:   Bullecourt Map   Ref
  11. Tunnel Trench ran from the Knuckle (near The Hump referred to earlier in the text) for approximately four kilometres in a northwesterly direction towards Heninel
  12. Bullecourt 51bSW4 Ref: U.7.d
  13. Sgt Leslie Bell (No 200088) was mentioned in General Sir D. Haig’s May dispatches for distinguished conduct 
  14.  Bertie William Adcock (9007) was mentioned in General Sir D. Haig’s May dispatches for distinguished conduct 
  15. Lt W. M. Turner (Transport Officer) was mentioned in General Sir D. Haig’s May dispatches for distinguished conduct
  16. The 2nd Inoculation is likely to have been for Typhoid. Typhoid innoculations were voluntary at the outbreak of war but mandatory by 1915. Many of the wounded were also administered anti-tetanus serums. www.westernfrontassociation.com 
  17. Boiry Becquerelle -   Lat/Long 50.12.49N  2.49.06E
  18. Boisleux au Mont horse troughs   Boisleux Map:  10-51BSW3     Ref: S.10.d.8.2
  19. Boisleux Au Mont -  Boisleux Map:  10-51BSW3-3A   Ref: S.10.cm
  20. Boisleux St Marc - Boisleux Map: 10-51BSW3– S.11.d -      Ref: S17 c central 
  21. Cavalry Farm -  Vis en Artois Map: 51BSW2    Ref O14a.6.5
  22. Neuville Vitasse -  Lat/Long 50.14.44N;  2.48.59E
  23. 2nd Lt H.B. Bell has not been identified at this time 
  24.   Lat/Long 50.13.12N: 2.42.55E
  25. Wood Trench: Bullecourt Map: 51bSW4 -   Ref: O.31d.2.2
  26. Fontaine Wood: Bullecourt Map: 51bSW4 - Ref: U.2a.7.3