Monday 12 June 2017

The 8th Battalion Relieved

Tuesday 12th June 1917

The 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment is to be relieved from the front line trenches near Hulluch on the old 1915 Loos battlefield tonight. They were made uneasy to observe spasmodic shelling of the Reserve Line early this morning. Around six o’clock this morning 18th Brigade launched a raid on the Germans opposite but this did not affect the Battalion and the shelling of the rear areas seems to have ceased. They are to proceed to Mazingarbe tonight

Source: X550/9/1

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