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 In August 1916 his brigade was withdrawn from the Somme and deployed to the Ypres salient.
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Thursday, 18 August 2011
Personal Diary Entry: August 18th 1916
The SWB and KOSB went up to Ypres preparatory to taking over the trenches tomorrow night. Dill came in to lunch. Rode in to Poperinghe with Cookson after tea.