Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Fifty First Day of the Third Battle of Ypres

Wednesday 19th September 1917

Today the 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, has moved back from the front line near Klein Zillebeke to RE Farm, where it was inspected by the Brigadier. Later the Brigade Major of 112th Brigade addressed the Battalion as follows: "The Brigade Commander desires me to inform you that he was more than satisfied with the splendid turnout of your battalion on parade this morning. The cleanliness of every article of kit as well as the general turnout spoke well for the organisation within your battalion and was a credit to all concerned. It gave the Brigade Commander very great pleasure to see such a fine parade and he feels confident that in any possible offensive operations, your battalion will continue to show as it has in the past that good interior economy and organisation are half the battle."

The Battalion also heard today that 10551 Corporal S W Sawford has been awarded the Military Medal.

Sources: X550/7/1

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