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 In August 1916 his brigade was withdrawn from the Somme and deployed to the Ypres salient.
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Friday, 5 August 2011
War Diary Entry: August 5th 1916
Went round the KOSB trenches with Welch at 5am. Bayley left a t3.45am. Mellor (O.C. group RA) came in in the morning. Ruthven and Abbot (corps staff) looked in about tea time. Percy called in for a few minutes at 6.30pm.