Monday 7 August 2017

Eighth Day of the Third Battle of Ypres

Tuesday 7th August 1917

The adjutant of 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, tells me that warning orders having been received for the Battalion prepared for a move up to the line during the day, relieving 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, which had previously relieved 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. The 7th Bedfords are to carry out an intended attack during the next forty eight hours. 2nd Bedfords were originally warned to expect to carry out an attack but, having heard nothing from that source, it seems as if 7th Battalion will be carrying it out instead.

Source: X550/8/1

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