Friday 6 May 2016

1st Battalion in For a Hot Time?

Saturday 6th May 1916: The adjutant of the 1st Battalion tells us that they have just gone back into the trenches, near the city of Arras. Rather laconically he tells us that B Company is in trenches nearly all said to be dangerous from mines”, the trenches occupied by D Company are nearly as bad” and those of A Company about the same”. C Company is in reserve at a spot dubbed “Britannia Iron Works”, though he did not say if this was named in honour of the iron works of the same name in Bedford.

Source: X550/2/5

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