Saturday 3rd March 1917 from our correspondent in the field
Readers may remember that on 23rd January 10353 Sergeant A W Joyce returned to the 2nd Bedfords as a Second Lieutenant. We have learned today that another capable 2nd Battalion non-commissioned officer has been given his commission. 8051 Company Sergeant Major F T Matthews has been promoted to Second Lieutenant and will remain with the battalion. Clearly this Battalion has a pool of first class NCOs.