Remained in Brigade Reserve in Billets. German mine exploded at point marked * on Appendix 2. Six men injured by the explosion, no serious injuries, but all admitted to Hospital. Two men also admitted to Hospital. Fighting Strength 20 officers 884 other ranks.
The point marked * on Appendix 2, is shown on the linked map at the point of the arrow coming from the top of the page.
A list of casualties in the battalion war diary identifies all of the wounded from the mine as members of A company: 14934 LCpl LG Cowill; 17789 Pte HJ Jarvis; 16218 Pte L Reynolds; 17793 Pte G Reynolds; 17895 Pte AJ Timbers; 14503 Pte R Timpson.
I haven't yet been able to confrim if the Reynolds are related, though L Reynolds regimental number is 16128 on his medal index card.
Remained in Brigade Reserve in Billets. Major WHEATLEY and his company ordered to remain at CITADEL for the week. one man attached to Brigade Mining Section killed by mine explosion by Germans. two men admitted to Hospital.
The casualty was 13864 Private L TEBBS of C company. He now rest in Norfolk Cemetery, Bercordel-Becourt
Remained in Brigade Reserve in Billets. Major C M WHEATLEY with this company went on Brigade Duty to the CITADEL (work Duplicating existing trench from CITADEL to WELLINGTON REDOUBT, also finding working parties for mining section. Two men admitted to Hospital. 2nd Lieut J W DALTON admitted to Hospital.
I've mentioned elsewhere how the above book got me through a long flight home from the USA recently, having finished this most enjoyable book I'm sure I have seen its influence in some of the recent documentaries tying in with the 70th anniversary.
But it is really encouraging to see that the author's interest it still on the topic and no moved on to the next "job", see an interesting discussion forming on the author's own blog here.