Monday 1 May 2017

Night Manoeuvres

Tuesday 1st May 1917

We understand from the adjutant of the 1st Battalion that they are billeted at the village of Cambligneul, a little over five miles north-west of Arras. They have been practising night operations including attacking over open ground. Special attention has been paid to the training of scouts and specialists such as machine-gunners, signallers and so on.

 Lieutenant Jacob [X550/1/81]

The 2nd Battalion is at Nuncq around twenty five miles west of Arras and five and a halfd miles south-south-west of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise.  They have been joined today by five new officers - Lieutenant G R Jacob and Second Lieutenants E L Marsden, K C J Jones, S G Hague and S H Smith.

Second Lieutenant Marsden [X550/1/81]

Sources: X550/2/5; X550/3/wd.

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