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WORLD WAR I: FOUR BRITISH DIARIES
MS 88-33

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Box 1 FF 1 Contains a small booklet in a blue cover with snapfastener closing entitled, "Officer's Record of Services, Army Book 439." Biographical data regarding John Errington Lang reveal that he was born June 9, 1887, a son of Fanny Edith Margaret Lang of Bollingham House, Eardisley, Hereford.
Box 1 FF 1 This file folder also contains a diary of J. E. Lang, 105 Machine Gun Company, 78 handwritten pages describing operations against the Germans at Rouge Croix, Port Logy, Port Arthur, Vielle Chappelle, Beaval, Ribeaucourt, and Aubigny (Somme).
Box 1 FF 2 Contains a War Diary of the 97th Heavy Artillery Group. This component of the Royal Field Artillery engaged in bombardments of Cricket Debout, Middlesex Hill, Labyrinth, Wadi, Goetz Dedoubt, Tank Ridge, and road exits from Gaza; then marched to Jerusalem and from there to Alexandria with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
Box 1 FF 3 Contains a War Diary of the 41st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, title sheet dated 29th March 1921. Typewritten on 11" x 16" sheets. The diary describes heavy fighting from July 1, 1916 to June 21, 1919, when all officers and O. R. of the 41st Brigade were disbanded. The narrative includes combat with the Germans at Schwaben Redoubt, Munich, Frankfort, Antwerp, and numerous other places.
Box 1 FF 4 Contains a War Diary from the Fourth Batallion, Worchester Regiment, on the Western Front. The diary, which is handwritten in pencil, begins with arrival of the Fourth Batallion at Marseilles, France, March 20, 1916, and covers heavy fighting near the Somme River. Many Intelligence summaries, Operation Orders, French maps, and other papers are interspersed among the pages, which are numbered through 89, but it is followed by many unnumbered ones.


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