Brigadier General CHT Lucas was CO of the 87th Brigade on the Somme. An Old Contemptible and Captain in the BEF, he had spent 1915 in the Dardanelles. This blog is made up of his Diary entries and letters written in the Summer of 1916. These are his words, published on the corresponding day as when they were written in 1916. In August 1916 his brigade was withdrawn from the Somme and deployed to the Ypres salient.
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Wednesday, 1 June 2011
War Dairy Entry: 1st June 1916
De Lisle came up at 8.45am and went off round the trenches. He did not ask me to go round with him, rather a relief. He was quite pleased with all he saw. Monkhouse returned off leave very pleased with life.