June 1916

This map traces Arthur Linfoot’s movements immediately after his arrival in France in June 1916.

  • Wednesday 31 May 1916
    Sailed from Southampton aboard the Karnak.
  • Thursday 1 June 1916
    Arrived at Le Havre, sailed up Seine.
  • Friday 2 June 1916
    Arrived at Rouen, to camp there, until;
  • Wednesday 7 June/Thursday 8 June 1916
    Train to Longpré-les-Corps-Saints, 16km SE of Abbeville
    Physical training, gas drill, other instruction; this was a period of preparation for the 1st Battle of the Somme.
  • Thursday 8 June 1916
    Walked to the nearby village of Vignacourt on the first of several occasions over the next few days.
  • Friday 16 June 1916
    Marched to Rainneville (8km NE of Amiens).
  • Tuesday 27 June 1916
    Marched to Laviéville (6km W of Albert)
    Laviéville: immediately west of Albert, at the centre of the forthcoming attack. Troops were in position for the Somme attack, planned for 29 June but postponed due to bad weather until 1 July.
  • Thursday 29 June 1916
    Walked to Hénencourt, 2km N of Laviéville, his last such excursion before the Somme.

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