Thursday 2 June 2016

A Raid Repulsed

Friday 2nd June 1916: The adjutant of the 1st Battalion, which is near Arras, reports that a German raid was repulsed yesterday. All afternoon they had suffered a bombardment by enemy artillery and this started up again just after dark around 9 pm. At the same time the enemy also blew up three small mines on the Bedfords’ left and raided the 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, which was holding that part of the line. The Norfolks, assisted by fire from some of the Bedfords, repulsed the raid. The enemy opposite the Bedfords did not leave their trenches but the battalion suffered sixteen casualties from the shelling alone.

Source: X550/2/5

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