Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 104
including about 15 Germans most of whom came from 52nd Res. Infantry Regiment. The prisoners were well equipped, in good condition and of a very good type.
The 2nd & 4th Aust. Divisions together with a bunch of Yanks hopped over at the same time between Villers-Bretonneux and the Somme (on our right) and advanced about 2000 yards capturing Hammel village & Hammel and Vaire Woods. In both operations 1500 prisoners & numerous machine guns were captured.
Frid. 5 July
Fritz counterattacked last night in a vain endeavour to re-capture the ground we took from him during the early morning. He came a complete "gutser" and was beaten back leaving a few prisoners in our hands. The artillery bombardment was fairly heavy