Saturday 25 March 2017

The Bedfords Arrive at Rafa

Sunday 25th March 1917 from our correspondent in the field

Yesterday 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment finally arrived in the front line at the town of Rafa, captured from the Turks on 9th January by a mixed force comprising the Imperial Camel Corps, the ANZAC Mounted Brigade and the 7th Light Car Patrol. The adjutant tells us in a wire that they are expecting to go into action any day now.

Source: X550/6/8

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