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 In August 1916 his brigade was withdrawn from the Somme and deployed to the Ypres salient.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 8th 1916
The SWB and KOSBs were relieved by the 86th Bde after dark and went back into rest camp near Poperinghe.