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: March 1917
  • shortage of material delays work
  • 1st Gordons raided opposite workings and brought back 21 prisoners
  • work halted due to enemy strafing and pineapple bombs
  • Cpl. B. Barnett died of meningitis
  • workings under No Man's Land destroyed by own trench mortars
  • Sapper missing, presumed taken prisoner
  • broke into German workings, closed up to avoid detection
  • enemy heard walking in their tunnels