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 In August 1916 his brigade was withdrawn from the Somme and deployed to the Ypres salient.
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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
War Diary Entry: 13th June 1916
Divn conference at Acheux at 230. Still raining most of the time. More gunfire than usual going on at present. We have set 35 rat traps and caught 166 rats in 2 days.