Follow the preparations for the the Battle of Arras through the words of the actual War Diary written at the time.

November-December 1916
January 1917
February 1917
March 1917
April 1917
Unit War Diary: January 1917
  • track laid, caves levelled and roped off
  • installation of lighting delayed due to lack of supplies
  • enemy tunnelling activity heard
  • temperature very low, heavy falls of snow
  • Sappers McRae, Hutchinson and Fletcher injured
  • Sgt. Murphy severely wounded and later died
  • several tunnel and cave roofs fall due to enemy bombardment