Lieutenant-Colonel H S Poyntz
Thursday 1st March 1917 from our correspondent in the field
The 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment are still in the front line at Agny, south-west of Arras. It has been a quiet day without casualties but with a few changes. The commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel H D Poyntz has taken over as commender of 89th Infantry Brigade in the absence of Brigadier-General F C Stanley. Captain H A W Pearse has gone to 89th Infantry Brigade Headquarters for instruction and Lieutenant H de Buriatte has taken over command of A Company.