That'll be great Dave, what about the 2nd 'White Gurkhas' I understand they were decimated, also why are they called that?
These documents relating to the 10th is it the same attack/ground? The battle I'm looking at is August 15
I'm working on painting of the action....
I believe that you are looking at 9th August, 1915? Well, from 'The British Campaign, 1915' by Conan Doyle, page 162/3:
"The infantry assault had been assigned to the Sixth Division, who advanced at 3.15, with two brigades in front and one in support.
The 18th Brigade(Ainslie)was upon the right. Colonel Towsey was in immediate command. The 2nd Durham Light Infantry were in the lead, and got across two companies in front with little loss----. The wave of infantry were over the German parpet in an instant. All resistance was in vain, and those who stood were bayoneted, while the fugitives were pelted with bombs from traverse to traverse wherever they attempted to make head against their pursuers. So sudden had been the British rush that many of the Germans were found in their dug-outs---".
The Germans made several counter attacks during the day but were beaten back each time. For the day it seems that the 2nd DLI were the chief sufferers, with 12 officers and 500 men out of action. Many of these were as a result of the German counter attacks and shelling. I don't believe that the 10th DLI were involved at this time but were involved during the July liqiud fire attack?
I hope this is what you are looking for.
Best wishes, Robert