10th Battalion patch. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial
10th Battalion – March 1918
MARCH 1-5 – HOLLEBEKE [a village in western Belgium]
Summary of ‘work done’, patrols and counter-attacks. Inter-company relief on night of 5th/6th.
[Appendix A – according to both the official diary account and further information from The Fighting 10th by Cecil Lock, 1936, 10th Battalion repelled a German raid on its position over March 1-2, despite casualties. However, no major battle information was surrendered to or taken by the enemy.]
6-10 – HOLLEBEKE
Inter-Battalion relief on night 10th/11th March by 12th Battalion Australian Imperial Force.
11-24 – HOLLEBEKE
[Appendix 7 – ‘The Battalion will be prepared either (a) to hold the reserve system at all costs (b) to reinforce or counter attack the whole or any portion of the front (c) to safeguard the flanks.’]
Battalion relieved 12th Battalion Australian Imperial Force on night 24th/25th March.
…Positions of companies unaltered. Patrol…