...1915 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:
A rifle battery was commenced in trench ALSACE near the PUISIEUX Road.
Shells were fired into the village in the morning.
Lieut Cruttwell, 2/Lieut Oldacre & 4 men went out in front of trench HOCHE 8.30p.m. They discovered two new "trip" wires in front of...