Sunday 19 June 2016

Planning a Raid

Dennis P Cross [X550/1/81]

Monday 19th June 1916: Another officer has joined the 2nd Battalion to bring it up to strength before the big push which it is rumoured will take place in the next week or so. Second Lieutenant T. J. Pemberton has joined from 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment and came with a draft of fifty other ranks.

Second Lieutenants G A Anstee and D P Cross took fifty other ranks to Bray-sur-Somme. They are to practise for a trench raid(1)

Source: X550/3/wd

(1) Dennis Cross would die 24th August 1918 as a captain 

T J Pemberton [X550/1/81]

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