Tuesday 7 March 2017

New Officers

Wednesday 7th March 1917 from our correspondent in the field

The Bedfordshire Yeomanry continue to train at Desvres near Boulgone. They are, officially, the 1st/1st Bedfordshire Yeomanry, the active service regiment of territorial cavalry. There is a unit designated 2nd/1st Bedfordshire Yeomanry which is reserved purely for home service. Today two officers from 2/1st Bedfordshire Yeomanry who volunteered for active service have arrived at Desvres . They are Second Lieutenant Wing and Second Lieutenant Edis(1).

Source: WW1/WD2

(1) Lieutenant Walter Owen Edis would be killed in action on 29th March 1918 - he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.

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