Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Le Touret

Lieutenant R E Oakley [X550/1/81]

Thursday 1st February 1917 from our correspondent in the field

The 1st Battalion adjutant remarked to me today that they, part of 5th Division, are now quite close to 6th Battalion, who are part of 37th Division. Last month 6th Battalion were at le Touret today it is 1st Battalion who are acting as brigade reserve. The adjutant commented: “Very cold weather and very cold billets for the men”.

2nd Battalion are still at Baurepaire, hard at work building a railway. We hear that Lieutenant R E Oakley has been granted the acting rank of Captain whilst he commands a company.

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

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