This Day In History: 1915-03-24

The Battalion returned once more to the front line to trenches to the north east of Neuve Chapelle to an area previously occupied by the Battalion, but more recently by the Germans.  There was little enemy activity and the focus was on improving the  network of trenches. Regimental history reports: “… it was sad work continually coming across dead bodies of our men killed in November 2nd and burying them, as well as a number of Germans, the enemy not seeming to have taken the trouble to bury while in occupation of this area”. After five days the Battalion was relieved by the 9th Goorkha Rifles and proceeded to billets.