Monday, 3 November 2014

Taking Stock

Tuesday 3rd November 1914: Both our battalions in the field have had relatively uneventful days so we thought we would take stock of their positions. The 1st Battalion have been at rest behind the lines at Gorre but will be proceeding back to the front line near Festubert today. This part of the front seems a little quieter than the area around Ypres but the enemy can make sudden local attacks at any time and so the men in the front line must always be vigilant.

The 2nd Battalion is still in trenches south of the Menin Road facing the village of Zandvoorde which was lost on 30th October. They have been shelled today but there has been no further attack after the Germans’ unsuccessful attempts yesterday.

Sources: X550/2/5; X550/3/wd

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