Wednesday 25 January 2017

8th Battalion back in the Front Line

Thursday 25th January 1917

The 8th Battalion is once more in the front line near Loos. They have been actively sending out patrols. Their snipers have also been active and have claimed at least two hits without suffering casualties themselves. The adjutant tells us that a successful raid was carried out by the Brigade on their left. This resulted in some enemy retaliation on the Bedfords but no damage was done.

Source: X550/9/1


  1. Thank you so much for this fascinating blog. Do you have any information on the Bedfordshire Yeomanry and their activities at this time?

  2. I'm glad you like our Blog! The Bedfordshire Yeomanry were at Desvres (about six miles south-west of Boulogne) in January and February 1917, training