Wednesday, 16 December 2015

All Change

Thursday 16th December 1915: the 7th Division, including 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, has left I Corps and joined 3rd Army as part of the reorganisation of the British Expeditionary Force at this time of great expansion.

The adjutant of the Battalion passed on this message they received from Corps commander Lieutenant-General Gough: "Will you please let the 7th Division know how sorry I was to part with them, and not to be there to wish them farewell and good luck, and I do appreciate the great example of gallantry, discipline, and endurance that they always set for which and the results which they obtained by it, they have earned the deep gratitude of their Country and their Commander".

Source: X550/3/wd

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