Sunday 5 October 2014

A French Country Garden

Monday 5th October 1914: We understand that the 2nd Battalion is still at sea, having been recalled when off Ostend. Perhaps enemy submarines were in the area. This must be very frustrating to our lads who must be raring to get their hands on the Hun!

The 1st Bedfords are at a place called Vattier Voisin, sixteen miles due west of their last halt at Corcy. Our contact with the battalion tells us: “The garden of our billet has the most beautiful garden of fruit which is well guarded by two old French women. We went out and admired it all very much and hoped for the best but no luck! The Sergeant-Major, however, proved too good for them and secured some!”

Source: X550/2/7

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