Thursday, 30 March 2017


 Second Lieutenant C Shekury [X550/1/81]

Friday 30th March 1917 from our correspondent in the field

Two officers of the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, have been awarded the Military Cross for their actions in the recent advance from Agny to Mercatel and for patrols undertaken on 16th March. The two men concerned are Second Lieutenant A Stone and Second Lieutenant C Shekury(1).

Second Lieutenant A Stone [X550/1/81]

Over the last few days two more officers have joined 4th Bedfords. Second Lieutenant Bloodworth arrived on 28th and Second Lieutenant Scott arrived today.

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

(1) Lieutenant Cecil Shekury MC would be killed on 16th April 1918, he is buried in Canada Farm Cemetery near Ypres. 

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