A painting of Herbert James who led a ngroup of bomb throwers, tasked with taking a Turkish communication trench
Front cover image: The King's Liverpool Regiment moving along a communication trench
leading to the front line, near Blairville Wood, April 16, 1916
The 20[th] Battalion was responsible for the sector of Calonne, north of a main German Communication Trench
, named Cougar.
We got safely down the communication trench
, and waited the Colonel's orders.
We were blown about 20 feet along the trench and ended up in a communication trench
One action followed another for all the Pals, with the 3rd Pals (16th RWR) suffering 25 killed in four days of bombardment in May 1916 as part of the Battle of Arras, and in June, with light casualties for once, fighting so effectively in an attack on Orpy Wood that divisional orders named the main German trench they had captured as 'Birmingham Street' and the nearby communication trench
The following month, he held a Turkish communication trench
alone under murderous fire until a barrier had been built behind him.