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 In August 1916 his brigade was withdrawn from the Somme and deployed to the Ypres salient.
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Sunday, 24 July 2011
War Diary Entry: 24th July 1916
The relief started just after lunch and was completed by 6.30pm. Battns marched back independently to Bus-les-Artois where they billeted for the night, our hd qrs was there as well.