FALL IN, GHOSTS
April 1917 To infantry barracks at Ypres, trenches at Hill Top Farm, back to Canal Bank and M Camp.
May 1917 Transferred to Wormhoudt (north of Cassel), then to D camp in the Elverdinghe Woods where the battalion helped to build railways.
June 1917 Held trenches at Hill Top, with a break at Canal Bank; 21st, to Houlle for three weeks’ training.
July 1917 To C Camp at Elverdinghe, now under bombardment; 28th to trenches at Hill Top to prepare for attack on 31st, part of the Flanders offensive.
August 1917 1st–3rd, attack continued; relieved at night, 275 casualties; to School Camp, beyond Poperinghe; 21st, to Spoil Bank and then Ridge Wood Camp; 27th, relieved Black Watch at Hollebeke.
September 1917 Held the line at Mount Sorrell; four days in Larch Wood Tunnels; 24th, occupied front line south of Menin Road; 25th–27th, fighting and intense shelling, casualties estimated at 200; 28th, rest at Mt Kokereele.
October 1917 15th, on the way back to the front, shell dropped among HQ staff; 16th–20th, two nights in the Tunnels, three in front line south of Tower Hamlets; 23rd, transferred to old horse lines near Rheninghelst; 29th, to more salubrious Chippewa Camp.
November 1917 8th–25th, return to Chippewa Camp after Tower Hamlets and Vierstraat; to Bedford House near Ypres, at the end of the month building railway and causeway.