Monday 1 August 2016

Day Thirty Two on the Somme

Tuesday 1st August 1916 From our Correspondent in the Field

The 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment was completely relieved in Longueval by 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment at 10 pm last night and returned to the Pommiers Redoubt near Montauban. They have been shelled at intervals and three men have been wounded. All told this second venture into Longueval has cost the battalion 10 officers and 188 other ranks dead and wounded.

The 2nd Battalion remains behind the lines at The Citadel near Albert. A new officer has joined them today, Second Lieutenant R Timberlake.

Second Lieutenant Timberlake

Sources: X550/2/5; X550/3/wd

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