Biggleswade High Street [Z1130/16/21]
Source: Bedfordshire Times 21st April 1916
(1) Three British divisions were stationed in the Balkans, no battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment served on the front where disease was rife.
(2) The Battle of Kosturino, in Serbia, from 6th to 12th December 1916 where the Bulgarian 2nd Army attacked the 10th (Irish) Division. The Irish lost 1,500 men and 8 guns and retreated into Greece.
(3) the Vickers 0.303 machine gun was on top of a tripod(4) The Register of Absent Voters for 1918 tells us that Albert John Byrgaves, of Langford Road, Biggleswade, was a private in 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, part of 29th Brigade of 10th Division.