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Hannescamps,

At 01:15hrs, whilst 2nd Lieutenant Claude Arthur Stephen Bidwell was returning from a listening post through his newly-cut wire opening, four Germans suddenly leapt up close to him. He challenged them, and they fired at point-blank range killing him instantly. Lance Corporal Ambrose Raby was also mortally wounded.

BIDWELL, C A S
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 21/09/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Grave Reference
II. A. 1./ BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Bidwell, of “Brinkley”, Quebec Rd., East Dereham.

RABY, AMBROSE
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 16780
Date of Death: 21/09/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service:
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, “A” Coy. 10th Bn.
Grave Reference
II. A. 2./ BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of the late James and Elizabeth Raby, of Turton, Bolton.

At 07:00hrs, three enemy shells landed on trench 63, two
men were wounded, one of whom, Lance Corporal James Peak later died.

PEAK, JAMES
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 13426
Date of Death: 21/09/1915
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 10th Bn.
Grave Reference
I. A. 2./ HUMBERCAMPS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

At 18:00hrs that evening, the first platoon of the 6th Bedfordshire Regiment
arrived, the relief being completed by 20:20hrs. The Battalion went into
billets at Bienvillers as Battalion in Reserve.

Bienvillers,

At 23:30hrs digging parties were sent out.

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