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 In August 1916 his brigade was withdrawn from the Somme and deployed to the Ypres salient.
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Order of Battle: 87th Brigade
87th Brigade Brig Gen (later Maj Gen) Cuthbert Henry Tindall Lucas 2nd South Wales Borderers Lt Col J Horne
1st King’s Own Scottish Borderers Lt Col Alfred John Welch
1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Lt Col R C Pierce 1st Border Regt Lt Col Archibald Jenner Ellis