Thursday 26th April 1917
The adjutant of the 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, in the front line near Loos, has been in contact again today. The battalion as a matter of course, sends out regular patrols during the night to check its own wire entanglements and the approaches to its own front line. At 11.0 p.m. last night a hostile patrol slipped through a large gap on the Bedfords’ front immediately after the place had been patrolled.
The enemy bombed one of the Battalion’s posts in front of their front-line trench. This caused several casualties. The enemy also took away one man as a prisoner.