Wednesday 30 August 2017

Thirty First Day of the Third Battle of Ypres

Thursday 30th August 1917

Two days ago we heard of a position abandoned by the enemy in 11th (Northern) Division’s sector. Today the same thing seems to have happened in the sector of 38th (Welsh) Division where a strong-point called The White House, due east of Langemarck, has been entered by patrols, unopposed.

1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, are still in the vicinity of Vimy Ridge where three companies are employed each night wiring the front lines whilst the other company works on maintaining railways. Today the Battalion has been joined by four new subalterns - Second Lieutenants E F K Graham, V E Farr, L J Hobson and H G Baker.

Source: X550/2/5

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