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 In August 1916 his brigade was withdrawn from the Somme and deployed to the Ypres salient.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, 20 September 2011
Personal Diary: September 6th 1916
Walked all round the outside of Ypres before breakfast. General Hotham and Col West (20th Divn Art) came in to say goodbye. Fine sunny day which helped to dry things up a bit. More shelling than usual.