This Day In History: 1915-11-04

After a brief two day deployment to the front trenches the 2nd Battalion was ordered to withdraw to billets to the rear. This marked the end of the Battalion’s activities on the Western Front. In just over 12 months of operations the Battalion’s total casualties were: British officers: 13 killed, three wounded, 1 missing, 9 sick, three died of wounds; Gurkha officers: nine killed, seven wounded, two missing, 21 sick, one died of wounds; Other ranks: 135 killed, 303 wounded, 166 missing, 380 sick, 16 died of wounds, 10 died in hospital. Click here to read His Majesty King George V’s farewell message to the Indian Corps that had served in France, and click here to read an account of the campaign.