Monday, 8 December 2014

Hard Luck!

Tuesday 8th December 1914: Readers may remember that the 1st Battalion was relieved from its front line trenches near Wulvergem on 5th December except for three officers and two hundred men left behind to help out the under-strength King’s Own Scottish Borderers. These men finally received their relief yesterday, joining their comrades in billets at Dranouter.

Today, however, the battalion has been unexpectedly ordered into the front line again just after midday. This time they will relieve the 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. The unlucky two hundred have thus had less than twenty four hours rest

Source: X550/2/5

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