Thursday 20 October 2016

Day One Hundred and Twelve on the Somme

Friday 20th October 1916 From our Correspondent in the Field

The adjutant of the 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, part of 63rd (Royal Naval) Division, who are at Rainchavel, tells me that there is a rumour that they will soon be part of a great offensive on Beaumont-Hamel, one of the villages due for seizure on 1st July.

6th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers has been involved all day in a bloody fight for a small feature east of Le Sars known as The Nose. This was lost yesterday by South Africans. The Borderers took the position again, lost it and finally retook it this afternoon. 

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