1st Canadian Division Sweetheart Brooch - Attack on Regina Trench, Somme 8 Oct 1916

 1st Canadian Division Sweetheart Brooch - Attack on Regina Trench, Somme 8 Oct 1916
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Guaranteed original. Complete & intact. This is an original Trench-Made 1st Canadian Division Sweetheart Brooch for sale. In good condition. Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military badges for sale including other 1st Canadian Division sweetheart brooches.
For more original sweetheart brooches for sale, click here. The Attach on Regina Trench: The 1st Canadian Division attacked on 8 October at 4:50 a.m. in cold rain. The 1st Brigade on the right with two battalions, took the front trench of the Le Sars line from Dyke Road to 400 yards (370 m) beyond the Quadrilateral, then repulsed a counter-attack with artillery-fire. As the Canadians reorganised before resuming the attack on the Quadrilateral, a heavy German bombardment fell in the area and a counter-attack began from two directions. After hours of costly fighting the Canadians withdrew to their jumping-off trenches when they ran out of bombs. The Canadians had suffered 770 casualties out of 1,100 men and taken 240 prisoners. After dark, a trench was dug on the right to link with the 23rd Division. The right-hand battalion of the 3rd Canadian Brigade was delayed by uncut wire but forced its way through and took part of Regina Trench on its right flank. The left-hand battalion was stopped in front of the trench with many casualties and the brigade withdrew at nightfall. A few troops of the right-flank battalion of the 9th Canadian Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Division, got into Regina Trench through some German sally-ports but were overwhelmed. The left-hand battalion reached Regina Trench at the junction with Courcelette Trench but was then forced back. Part of the 7th Canadian Brigade reached Regina Trench, began to bomb westwards and also worked up the West Miraumont road but was eventually forced back by German counter-attacks. The left hand battalion was obstructed by new German barbed wire covered by machine-guns and was not able to advance up Kenora Trench. Relief of the Canadian Corps began on 10 October. Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military badges for sale including other 1st Canadian Division sweetheart brooches.