This Day In History: 1915-03-10

At 3.00 am the 2nd Battalion marched from billets for the front. The Meerut Division was to form part of a two corps assault against German lines around Neuve Chapelle. The Dehra Doon Brigade’s task was initially to support the Garwhal Brigade before moving forward to attack a large feature the Bois du Biez. At 9.40 am, once the Garwhal Brigade had secured its objective, the Battalion was ordered forward to start the attack on the wood. During the assault the leading companies came under intensive fire before reaching  the outer line of the wood at which point the attack was halted and the position consolidated.