Welcome to 6thdurhamlightinfantry.wordpress.com, the number 1 blog for the 6th Durham Light Infantry in World War One.

We’ll be adding information about the battalion and transcribing the war diary in as full a manner as possible on this site whereas our sister site – Durham Light Infantry.net – covers details of the individual men who fought with the battalion.

Its also our aim to compile as correct a version of the army lists for the 6th battalion as possible and identify those men who proceeded overseas on the night of 19th/20th April 1915.


19th September 1915

The battalion was now distributed as follows – trench 74 and six bays of trench 75, Y Company and one platoon of Z Coy. 155 rifles; Trenches 74S, 74SS and 75S – X Company and one platoon of Z Company, 152 rifles. S.P.Y and S.P.Z – two platoon of Z Company, 80 rifles. Subsiduary Line, W Coy  156 other ranks.

18th October 1916

Physical training and bayonet fighting. Bombing attack. Specialists trained separately. Working parties of 100 and 45 retrospectively in charge of 2nd Lt. XXX and 2nd Lt. Applegarth returned.