But it is The Communication Trench
which made the biggest impression on David Grey.
A significant amount of time was also spent away from the front in reserve trenches, communication trenches
, rest billets and leave.
In June, with light casualties for once, the 16th was fighting so effectively in an attack on Orpy Wood that divisional orders named the main German trench they had captured as 'Birmingham Street' and the nearby communication trench
"Second Lieutenant Bell immediately, and on his own initiative, crept up a communication trench
and then, followed by Corporal Colwill and Private Batey, rushed across the open under very heavy fire and attacked the machine gun, shooting the firer with his revolver, and destroying gun and personnel with bombs.
"I started to make my way back along the communication trench
. It seemed every minute would be my last, but I got on to a road and finally to the barn where doctors and nurses were dressing the wounds of the wounded.
Messages were brought by runners who made use of an old German communication trench
to this station: they were then transmitted back to Battalion Headquarters which was in a sunken road about five hundred yards behind.
He was 29, and a lieutenant in the 14th (The Royal Montreal Regiment) Battalion, when he was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in 1918 when his party was held up in a communication trench
by intense fire.
It snaked toward the front to disappear into a communication trench
. Then the image was gone and he was left with the murky shadow of the man in front of him."
The following day, he gained a little strength, and managed to crawl to a communication trench
, where he came face to face with five Germans who had lost their way.
Meanwhile, Welshmen in the German trench were digging their way back to meet the 6th Welsh in order to get the communication trench
completed with the least possible delay.
In a newspaper article Lt Crowther's commanding officer wrote: "He had the duty of setting out a communication trench
leading to a German trench as soon as it was captured.
On August 8, 1916, he found himself near Arrow Head Copse where, during an advance, he was in command of two platoons ordered to dig a frontline communication trench