Thursday 11 May 2017

No More Woolly Vests

Second Lieutenant S H Smith [X550/1/81]

Friday 11th May 1917

We understand that Second Lieutenant S H Smith has re-joined the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment from hospital. Meanwhile the Bedfordshire Yeomanry gained a measure of revenge on the football field, beating the Battalion by two goals to one.

The 8th Battalion, meanwhile, have gone back into the line again after a time in billets. They are near Hulluch on the old Loos battlefield from 1915. The adjutant tells us that, now it is officially spring, leather jerkins and woollen vests have been withdrawn from the men.

Sources: X550/3/WD; X550/9/1.

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