Wednesday 13 July 2016

Day Thirteen on the Somme

Thursday 13th July 1916 From our Correspondent in the Field

Just after midnight this morning 2nd Bedfords were relieved from their trenches in the south-west of Trônes Wood by 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment of 55th Brigade, 18th Division. We understand that two battalions of 54th Brigade have also been assigned to the struggle in the wood, joining 55th Brigade. 7th Bedfords are part of 54th Brigade but have not yet been fed into this confusing and brutal struggle. This evening an attack by three different battalions from three directions is under way. 

We understand that the work so ably begun by the 38th (Welsh) Division has been completed today by 21st Division. Now the whole of Mametz Wood is in British hands

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