Friday 28 October 2016

Day One Hundred and Twenty on the Somme

Saturday 28th October 1916 From our Correspondent in the Field

We understand that 33rd Division has taken a small step towards the village of Le Transloy having captured Rainy and Dewdrop Trenches east of Lesboeufs early this morning.

The adjutant of the 1st Battalion tells me that Captain Morris has been put in command of a composite company, composed of eighty men from B and D Companies, who are to take part in a raid near Festubert in the near future. All, for the moment, is quiet.

Captain L F Beal

Captain L F Beal of 2nd Battalion has been made Town Major of Pommier, a village just to the north of the Somme battlefield. This means he is in charge of keeping good order in the place. The Battalion has been joined today by Lieutenant H de Buriatte, who has been posted to A Company.

Lieutenant de Buriatte

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

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