Thursday 6 July 2017

Old Hands Return

Friday 6th July 1917

1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment is in the support line trenches at Willerval, north-east of Arras where Second Lieutenant H W Wright has been wounded and a soldier killed today by shell-fire. A draft of 152 has arrived and is notable for being a group of men who have all previously served in France the regiment, some from 1st Battalion itself and others from 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions. These are men returning to the fight after recovering from wounds.

Source: X550/2/5

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