Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Training Goes On

Lieutenant L A L Fink [X550/1/81]

Wednesday 7th February 1917 from our correspondent in the field

As small attacks begin again on the Somme the rest of the army is still training ready for any big push to take place in the next month of two. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, is at Monchiet, south-west of Arras. Today Captain R E Oakley proceeded to the Third Army School, to which most of the senior officers of the Battalion have now been. In his absence Lieutenant L L Fink has taken over command of C Company(1).

Source: X550/3/WD

(Lawrence Fink MC would die on 4th October 1917 - he is buried at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery)

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