July/August 1916

Somme Area

Arthur Linfoot was in trenches to the east of Albert at the outbreak of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916.


Ypres Salient

  • Monday 7 August 1916
    Taken by train via Longpré & St Omer to Bailleul (16km SW of Ypres).
  • Tuesday 8 August 1916
    Marched to Westouter (11km WSW of Ypres) to work there in the army hospital until;
  • Monday 28 August 1916
    Marched to Méteren (6km W of Bailleul) to work there in the army hospital until early October.

Thus, after some 7½ weeks in and around the Somme battle area, ALL’s unit had two months in comparatively quieter areas – though the Ypres Salient was under constant shelling and sniping.

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