War Diaries – 9th March 1943

Brigade HQ – BOU ARADA.

No contact made with enemy.


No patrols were sent out during the night and there was no incident on Bttn front.

The activities and events of the day are recorded in detail in the Appendix. Lieut RV Dudley-Clarke struck off strength.

6 Innisks – IN THE FIELD.

0325 The patrol returns with Capt Daly’s body, but in the dark, they were not able to find Cpl Black or the equipment.

1000 Patrol conference.

1100 A representative gathering collected at the RAP to pay their last respects to Capt Daly, a great loss to the Bttn losing this brave, intelligent and gallant officer. He is buried in Farm J 639058. CO visits B Coy during the afternoon and D Coy on pt 279 after dark.

1900 Lieut Wood and strong platoon go out to recover the body of Cpl Wood and enemy equipment from Stop Farm. They are warned of enemy activity in Farm 618112. Returned without incident.

No patrols, other that the local protective, were sent out.

2 LIR.

Changeover of E and H Companies now complete.