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Regiment 1st Royal Berkshire
Location Belgium, Not stated
Entry At 9am the Battn suddenly received orders to move to drive some Germans out of woods E of ESKTERNEST who had broken through 22 Bde. This was already being done by the 5th Bde, and so we were ordered to take over the trenches of 22nd Bde. Before this was completed we received orders to attack. Firing Line. On right D Coy under Captain Steele and connecting up with Kings. On left B Coy under Captain Lucas and connecting up with French division. Supports: C Coy in rear of D Coy. A Coy in rear of B Coy. The attack began at 3.30pm under heavy rifle and shell fire, and it was 6pm when the ridge of the ZONNEBECK - BECELARE was captured. Coys then entrenched through the night. Capt Quarry, Lt Nicholson Lt Hanbury-Sparrow and 2/Lt Warner were wounded. The whole attack was very well carried out and the men behaved splendidly.