Sunday 2 April 2017

Spoke Too Soon!

Monday 2nd April 1917 from our correspondent in the field

Your correspondent yesterday mentioned that warmer, drier weather is now here. To confound his arrogance the adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment spoke with him earlier today and mentioned that the Battalion had just lost 3-1 at football to 19th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool) Regiment at Bailleulmont. The game was played in a heavy snow storm!

The 6th Battalion are at a place called Estrée-Wamin, north of Doullens. The adjutant related proudly that the Battalion had won the Brigade efficiency competition.

Sources: X550/3/WD; X550/7/1

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