Extract from the war diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, Machine Gun Corps
Friday. We opened a terrific barrage on HESSIAN TRENCH and on the top of the RIDGE about 1.0 p.m. and when it lifted we could see our infantry going forward. It was a truly wonderful sight. I saw a party of Ger re-inforcements coming up a trench 7/800 yards off so got one gun into action and did some pretty good work judging from the way they doubled about & fell down. The Tank is still up on THIEPVAL.