Source: February 1916 War Diary taken on strength.
Lieutenant Douglas Northcombe of D Company led his party of bombers down Cowdray Trench to its junction with Contract Trench where he met the raiding party of the 21st Battalion. Earlier, his party had found a large supply of German stick grenades in a bombing post and where are armed and thrown into the dugouts along the sides of Cowdray Trench.
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