Battalion relieved 6th Rl. Berkshire Regt n E3 sub sector, order of relief of coys, 1. Counter Attack 2. Left Front 3. Right Front 4. Reserve. All movement both incoming and outgoing via Berkshire Avenue. Relief completed at 1.25pm.
1.30-1.35pm Wizz-bangs on our trenches 112-113, retaliated on by our 13lbs RHA.
2.20-2.30pm Several large trench mortars and German Howitzers exploded behind our trenches 112-113. Retaliated on by our 4.5" Howz.
Intermittant shelling throughtout the afternoon.
Battalion on Right 7th Buffs (55th Inf Bde) on our Left 8th Norfolk Regt (53rd Inf Bde).
One M.Gunner killed by large Trench Mortar during the afternoon.
All the evening and night there was an increased amount of rifle & MG fire both by the Enemy & by ourselves than there has been previously while this battalion has been in this subsector.
Fighting Strength. Officers 34 Other ranks 914.
The casualty mentioned above seems to be: 14899 Pte William Goddard, now buried in Becourt Military Cemetery.