Published By John Davies
Hindenburg Line. Roisel. 67 Coy Labour Corps. 23 September 1918
The Hindenberg line was a German defensive line constructed during winter 1916-1917 and to which the Germans retired in February – March 1917. The line comprised deep trench fortifications protected by thick belts of barb wire, It ran along high ground making use of reserve slopes to conceal defences.
No War Diary for 67 Coy Labour Corps has been found. However, in September 1918 the Company was operating with Australian units during the attacks on the Hindenburg Line. During September they were in actions to advance the front from Peronne and over 20-23 September were near to Bellicourt. An unsourced reference in ANZAC Corps War Diary records that at Roisel on 23 September 67 Coy Labour Corps had 5 KIA and 19 wounded by shellfire.
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References and Sources AIF Official War History
B&O 1918. 100 Days. Hindenburg Line. Roisel. 67 Coy Labour Corps. 23 September 1918