Wednesday 13 April 2016

Bedfords Fighting Amongst Themselves.

Thursday 13th April 1916: At the moment both the 2nd Battalion, of 30th Division, and the 7th Division of 18th Division are at Grovetown Camp on the Somme. To celebrate this, a boxing tournament was held yesterday, the senior battalion winning by three victories to two. However, at football the 7th Battalion proved more agile winning by three goals to nil (1)

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(1) In May 1918 the 7th Battalion would be disbanded and its soldiers added to the 2nd Battalion which had suffered severely in the German offensive, the 2nd Battalion moving from 30th to 18th Division.

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