Sunday, 20 March 2016

Complete Rest

Monday 20th March 1916: The 6th Battalion have been given a complete rest for the next three days at the village of Humbercamps. They have had a tour of seven months in the trenches and the men are enjoying bathing and generally cleaning up.

Since they first went into the trenches last year the Battalion has lost fourteen comrades. This is a remarkably low number, especially compared to the 8th Battalion mentioned yesterday, but every death is a cause of someone’s grief.

Source: X550/7/1

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