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Operation Order

The 72nd Canadian Battalion will relieve the 50th and 44th Battalions in support on the night of 11/12th September, 1917. On being relieved the 50th Battalion will move into Divisional Reserve at GOUY-SERVINS. ... Limbers for the removal of Lewis Guns and equipment, Battalion Headquarters, etc., will be at LA COULOTTE ROAD and RED TRENCH at 9.00 P.M. Transport Officer will have all Officer’s chargers at DEAD HORSE CORNER at 9.30 P.M.

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War Diary

At 10.40 P.M. the Battalion was relieved by the 72nd CANADIAN BATTALION. 8 Officers and 290 Other Ranks worked in the forward trenches until 12 Midnight. This party was conveyed by “Lorries” to their Billets in GOUY-SERVINS.

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Map

  • Location: Anxious Trench
  • Battalion role: Support

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