There has been no fighting around Bullecourt today, nor over the rest of the Arras battlefield. Yesterday night the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment moved forward to occupy a line east of Willerval and Farbus Station to prevent any further advances by the enemy. The Battalion has only four hundred men (about forty per-cent strength). Overnight they were heavily shelled with gas and tear shells, a few men suffering minor discomfort.
Meanwhile 2nd Battalion, thirty miles west of Arras at Buire-au-Bois have had some reinforcements. 9357 Sergeant P A Page has been promoted from the ranks, as has been common with the battalion this year, and Second Lieutenant A D Greenwood and Second Lieutenant A D Barnetson have joined from England(1). C Company played D Squadron of the Bedfordshire Yeomanry at football and won by three goals to one.
Sources: X550/2/5; X550/3WD