Monday 26 June 2017

The Perils of Instruction

Lieutenant Hart [X550/1/81]

Tuesday 26th June 1917

The adjutant of 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment mentioned to me on the telephone that they have had particularly unfortunate casualties. They are at Dickebusch, behind the lines near Ypres, and have been practising various military arts. Earlier today three other ranks were wounded when a rifle grenade exploded prematurely during one of these practice sessions. Lieutenant W E Hart has also been sent to hospital, but this is as a result of sickness rather than an accident.

Source: X550/3/WD

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