War Diary of 1st/4th Battalion, Lincs Regt
Our artillery bombarded HOHENZOLLERN REDOUT & trenches in rear from 12 noon to 2pm. At 2pm the Battalion left the trenches in support to 5 Lincs & 4 Leic & crossed over the front line trenches & went forward to the REDOUT, in four lines, ½ A & ½ B first line, remainder of A and B 2nd line, ½ C & D 3rd line, remainder of C and D fourth line. The HQ Party including Bombers & M/Gun section followed the 4th line. REDOUT taken but at heavy cost. Incessant bombing, machine gun & rifle fire all evening, also shelling. Gas & smoke was used to cover advance but apparently with little damage to enemy. Maj Cooper wounded 12:50pm by shrapnel (both arms broken). Total casualties 10 Officers - killed - 2/Lts Anderson, Clixby, Brunwin, Hales, – wounded - Capt Hart, Capt Johnson, 2/Lt Winkley, missing – Capt Gray, Lt Fripp, 2/Lt Wood and 385 Other Ranks K, W & Missing.