1.30am to 2.30am Our guns heavily bombarded the German trenches on our left. German Artillery replied but very few shells fell in this sub-sector, only three German batteries appeared to fire. Enemy employed searchlights on A1, A2 and Z2 during the Bombardment. One searchlight is said to have been put out of action by our own supporting Battery. Object of Bombardment, A Raiding Party to go out from A2 (7th Bedfordshire Regt 54th IB)
Enemy very active for remainder of night with MGs.
Day all quiet. A few Rifle grenades were fired by the Enemy during the afternoon, into the "Square" and A16/1 these are the first grenades that have fallen in Z2.
Enemy's MGs were very active during the night.
enemy employed 3 searchlights to try to locate a French aeroplane that was flying over Z sector during the night.
Our patrols out all night, reported presence of large Enemy's patrol.
Enemy's patrol fired on with Lewis Gun and dispersed.
War diary list gives the following casualty for this day:
16633 Pte D Parrish- wounded