10th Battalion patch. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial
10th Battalion – July 1917
July 1 Mailly Maillet
Church parade. All Officers and N.C.O’s reconnoitering ground for weeks exercises
Night march to Assembly for attack. Training in Art. formations.
Trench to trench attack with Bde.
Bn as Main Guard in Advance Guard Scheme and deploying to attack.
Trench to trench attack, Four Objectives.
Route march to RIBEMONT . One straggler admitted to Hospital.
RIBEMONT, 7 July
Bn drill and specialist training in morning. Recreation in afternoon.
Pozier memorial unveiled. 1 Officer 25 O. Ranks representing Battalion.
[attachments: “UNVEILING of the MEMORIAL to the OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, AND MEN of the 1st AUSTRALIAN DIVISON Who Fell in the TAKING OF POZIERES July, 1916”
Programme of a memorial held on 8th July 1917 at Pozieres including order of service & hymn sheet].
Bn drill and specialist training in morning. Recreational in afternoon.
Inspection by H.M. the King.
Bray, 13 July
Route march from Ribemont to Bray. No stragglers.
Morning. 12 officers at Corps school demonstration. Remainder on Reg. exercise
Afternoon. Advance Guard breaking down to day outposts. Relieved by Night Outposts.
Bn drill and Recreational.
General Kit Inspection.
Advance and Rear Guards in morning. Recreational in afternoon. Night march across country.
Re-fitting Battln. Route March.
Battln Field Firing and all men bathed.
Battln Field Firing and all Lewis Guns firing classification test.
Battln Model Platoons. All Lewis Guns firing classification test.
Advance Guard scheme and deploying to attack.
Trench to trench attack. (Verbal orders only).
Route march to new camp U2B.Central. (Combined Albert sheet).
Route march to Albert to Entrain.
Staple, 27 July
Move by Rail and de-train at Stienbecke. Route march to Staple.
Bn Drill and company training
Seninghem 30 July
Move by Route march and Bus
Sighting and construction of trenches.