Temporary relief with billets at Heilly

 

Temporary relief with billets at Heilly

The battalion was relieved from action at 3:30am and returned to MANSELL COPSE, moving later to billets at HEILLY. The 2nd Royal Irish Regiment had suffered 227 casualties in these attacks since 1st July (approximately a third of its ‘fighting’ strength).

Date: 

Thursday, 6 July, 1916

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