Published By Ben Hillidge
Neuve Chapelle. 13 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. April 1916
During the night of 17 April 1916 the 13 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers relieved the 10 Bn Worcestershire Rgt. in the front line at Winchester sector to the north of Neuve Chapelle. They remained in the line for 3 days. The enemy’s artillery was very active and it was evident that Winchester Trench and posts had been well registered, the men spent much time repairing the damage and trying to improve the trench drainage. They also laid about 50 yards of wire. The enemy too seemed to be hard at work in the mine craters opposite. On 20 April the battalion was relieved by 14 Bn RWF and went back to billets at Pont du Hem. The War Diary has no record of casualties.
GOOGLE MAPS centres on crossroads of D 168 and D 171 and approximate centre of the Winchester ines.
References and Sources WAR DIARY 13 Bn RWF.
B&O 1916. Bethune. Neuve Chapelle. 13 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. April 1916.