The South Irish Horse
"War Diaries"

War Diaries of 'S -B' Squadron, South Irish Horse, Vol 3, Nov 1915-May 1916
Source document: Public Record Office Kew WO 95/2380

The following transcript has been made as faithful to the original as possible, but only the salient points have been recorded.

Note. Although this diary is listed as being 'B' Squadron I believe it to be 'S' Squadron. This is based on the arrival date in France, 25th Nov 1915, when 'B' Squadron had landed over a year before in Aug 1914. I suspect the confusion stems from both of these squadrons 'swapping' names in May 1916. (see 'History' South Irish Horse).

Place, Date, Hour Summary of Events and Information

HARVE 25.11.15 6am

Arrived from Southampton by SS African Prince

PONTREMY 26 5am

Marched to FAMECKIN

FAMECKIN 28 9am

Marched to OLINCOURT

FLESSELLES
1 Dec 15 10am

Marched to FLESSELLES

7.12

1 NCO proceed to England being commissioned

27.12

1 man joined Sqn at BEHENCOURT from the base
 

Signed Jeff Stern, Major

BEHENCOURT 2.1.16

Lieut COVILLS Troop rejoined Sqn from FLESSELLES

3.1.16

One man admitted to hospital due to accident wood cutting

6.1

One man scarlet fever

17.1

2Lt Bence Jones Troop proceeded to SEWLY 32nd Div HQ

12 Dec

Capt Watt to Eng. Capt Leuyte?

2 March 16

2nd Lieut Dignans troop relieved Sergt. Dalys' troop

26 March

One man wounded to Highland Casualty Clearing Station

3 April

2nd Lieut W Joyce rejoined from hospital

14.4.16

Sergt Daly proceeded to base, time expired

4.5.16

Sergts Farmer, Butler proceeded to base, time expired

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