The South Irish Horse
The South Irish Horse
The South Irish Horse

War Diaries of 'C' Squadron, South Irish Horse, Dec 1915 - May 1916
Source document: The National Archive at Kew WO 95/1962

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

Hour, Date, Place

Summary of Events and Information

19.12.15 7am Arrive in France from Southampton
20.12.15 4.30 Arrive FOUQUERELL
29.12.15 left LABUISSIERS arrive Westrehem 2.30pm
5.1.16 left Westrehem 4am
30 Jan 2/Lts FOGARTY & BRODIE left to attend Gunnery Officers school at Lillers. Foggy weather
28 Feb Move from Westrehem to Cantrainiere 7 miles
9 Mar the Sqn moved from Cantrainiere to new billets at Hursonville 3 miles
16 Mar 1 NCO & 10 men as escort to Corps Hd Qrs as escort to Gen Gough
17 Mar St Patricks Day. Nothing unusual to report
27 Mar From Hursonville to Vaudricourt. Div took over a portion of the line
29 Mar 1 officer + 30 men proceede to Loan to be attached to 47th Bde Signal Company
13 Apr 16 Draft of 8 men arrived

Signature changes 1.5.16 to L J Frank Capt for Major

17.5.16 The Sqn from this date joining up with 'S' & 'E' Sqns was formed into Corps troops
30.5.16 Squadron left Vaudricourt at 8am in full marching order en-route for 1st Div training area arriving at COYECQUE at 6pm where it billeted for the night
31.5.16 Left COYECQUE at 8am & arrived HESNIGNEUL 6.30. Horses were picketed out on arrival & men billeted in a big farm. Horses & men stood the journey of 50 miles well.

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