DELVILLE WOOD

LONGUEVAL - SOMME - FRANCE

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WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY

Pas-de-Calais, France

S. O'BRIEN

Grave I.G.29.

Killed in action on the 18th October 1916.

On the 18th October, at 3.40 am, three companies of the 1st S.A.I. attacked Snag and Tail Trenches. The B Coy failed to realize that they had reached Snag Trench and continued beyond it. They had lost touch with their flanks and only some men succeeded to come back. Only a block was established at 50 metres of The Pimple. The D Company launched an attack at 5.45 pm and Snag Trench was occupied but the machine-gun fire from the Butte de Warlencourt took a heavy toll, leaving a small group in the trench.