Saturday 15 November 2014

The 1st Battalion at Ypres

Sunday 15th November 1914: mercifully the adjutant of the 1st Battalion contacted us at first light. Whilst Lieutenant Pope and his men appear to have been captured the attack of the Prussian Guard seems to have been defeated. This is no small achievement for an ordinary county regiment like ours and the men must feel, whilst very tired, also very proud. Luckily, for all the heaviness of the fighting, only seven men seem to have been killed although, of course, many more are wounded.

Later today the adjutant of the Battalion has again contacted us. He reports that the day has been "fairly quiet". There have been "the usual bursts of rifle fire at intervals and constant intermittent shelling but only mild attacks at various parts of the line". Five more men have been killed today and seven wounded.

Source: X550/2/5

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