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 In August 1916 his brigade was withdrawn from the Somme and deployed to the Ypres salient.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, 20 July 2011
War Diary Entry: July 20th 1916
They put two shells near our hd qrs at lunchtime, and again shelled the village during the night. Went down to look up Bayley after tea, on the Martinsart Rd.