Sunday 3 April 2016

One Cricketer Succeeds Another

Lt Col Poyntz

Monday 3rd April 1916: The 2nd Battalion are in Grovetown Camp on the Somme and, though officially resting and finding working parties to labour for the Royal Engineers. Lieutenant-Colonel H S Poyntz, commanding officer of the battalion today takes over temporary command of 89th Infantry Brigade, He is replaced by Captain J W H T Douglas, thus one cricketer succeeds another.

Source: X550/3/wd

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