Brigade HQ – SAN SALVO.

0530 Bttns reported quiet night.

1500 6 Innisks and 1 RIrF ordered to move to concentration area 5888. 2 LIR remaining in present location at bridgehead over Trigno.

1818 6 Innisks reported HQ at 580888.

2000 1 RIrF reported HQ at 583863.


1 RIrF.

Lt-Col. JW Dunhill DSO resumed command of the Battalion.

Battalion ordered to concentrate in area 5886

1700 Marching troops left San Salvo.

1815 Arrived in new area. The transport arrived later having moved to a Brigade timetable

Major AW Gibbons ceased to be attached.

Fusilier Thomas Goggin, Royal Irish Fusiliers.


6 Innisks – SAN SALVO.

Bttn standing by to move wef 1500hrs.

1000 Brigadier and OC 1 RIrF visited Bttn HQ for conference.

1100 A Group left to recce new Bttn area.

1500 IO attended conference at Brigade HQ.

1545 Marching personnel moved off to new area. Arrived new area 1745hrs, HQ at 580888 (near Vasto).

Captain DK McCalden rejoined D Coy.

Lieut C Clarke MC regranted rank A/Captain.

Lieut RF Greer regranted rank of Temp/Captain.

Light rain in evening.

Censorship regulations relaxed permitting mention of combat experiences at any time subject to certain restrictions.


2 LIR.

1030 Brigadier at Battalion HQ.

1100 Vasto and Cupello occupied by 11 and 36 Brigade respectively.

2100 Single enemy plane dropped 5 bombs towards Termoli.

Lance Sergeant John Reid, London Irish Rifles.